Pregnancy/Parenting Accommodation under Title IX
Pursuant to District Board of Trustees (DBOT) Rule 6Hx19-2.07 Equal Access-Equal Opportunity, the College established policy to ensure students who are pregnant or have recently given birth receive appropriate academic opportunities, support services, and accommodations regarding pregnancy-related conditions. The prohibition against sex discrimination in education is found, among other places, in Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy and other related conditions, in educational activities that are eligible for federal funding.
Students who disclose and request an accommodation due to pregnancy, a recent birth, or a pregnancy-related condition, should be referred to the Office of Student Accessibility Services to determine reasonable accommodations.
Reasonable Accommodation(s) may include, but are not limited to, extended time when sitting for a test (physician’s note required), excused absences (medical provider note required), incomplete grades, flexibility in making up work, or permission to eat/drink in class, and more.
Student Accessibility Services will provide a pregnant or parenting student with notification of their Title IX protections and their rights to contact the Title IX Coordinator and/or use the grievance process for claimed violations. Instructors will receive a Title IX Pregnancy/Parenting Accommodation Plan regarding the student.
The College does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment, which includes pregnancy, per Board Rule 6Hx19-2.07: Equal Access-Equity Opportunity. All grievances should follow IMM 6-17: Student Grievance Procedures.