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Pregnant & Parenting

Title IX protects pregnant and parenting students from discrimination. This includes pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, miscarriage, or recovery from any of these conditions. It is illegal to exclude a pregnant student from any part of an educational program due to this pregnant and parenting status.

Absences related to pregnancy and childbirth must be excused as long as your doctor deems the absence medically necessary. Documentation may be requested. You may work with professors for an opportunity to make up missed work.

Any special services provided to students with temporary medical conditions must also be provided to a pregnant student in need of those same services. Reasonable adjustments are available (i.e., larger desk, frequent bathroom breaks, parking spaces, etc.).

You may also request private space to breastfeed, pump milk, or address other needs related to breastfeeding while on campus.

For more information about your rights, contact the Georgia Southern University Title IX Coordinator:

Amber J. Culpepper, J.D.

You may also submit a request for pregnancy accommodations through our Pregnancy Accommodation Request form.

Support and resource information is available in our pregnant and parenting brochure.

For more information on your rights see the U.S. Department of Education brochure on Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students.

Last updated: 3/21/2022