For Students & Postdocs

Learn how Title IX protects pregnant and parenting college students from discrimination and guarantees leave and accommodations.

For Faculty

Discover faculty obligations to comply with Title IX’s accommodation and leave requirements in your classroom or lab.

For Administrators

Use our resources and Model Policy as examples of how to satisfy Title IX rules and provide strong support for students at your college or university.

KEY FACTS ON TITLE IX

Did you know that Title IX applies to pregnant and parenting university students?  Here are key facts about Title IX as it applies to pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions. Learn more about the Title IX Basics:

Title IX is a federal law...

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.

Schools must protect students...

Schools must protect students in all aspects of their educational program.

Title IX covers pregnancy...

Title IX covers pregnancy and related conditions.

Intimidation and harassment...

Intimidation and harassment are prohibited under Title IX.

Student parents are protected...

Student parents are protected from sex discrimination.

Title IX requires excused absences...

Title IX requires excused absences for pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.

Title IX requires accommodations...

Title IX requires accommodations and services be provided to pregnant students.

Employees are protected...

Employees are protected under Title IX as well.

A complaint process...

A complaint process must be provided by your school under Title IX.

Recent Articles

The Pregnant Scholar team is proud to feature this conversation with Kamaria Downs as part of our Pregnant Scholar Profiles. When Kamaria was a senior at Claflin University, the University evicted her from student housing because she was pregnant—a violation of Title IX’s prohibition on discrimination......

With the start of a new school year, the Pregnant Scholar team is happy to launch this first in a series of Pregnant Scholar Profiles! Every month we’ll share insight from a student parent who stayed on the path to achieving their educational goals. Click......