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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.

What We Do

The Pregnant Scholar Initiative is the nation’s first and only legal resource center for pregnant and parenting students. We aim to create an educational system where no student is asked to choose between their education and their family. The Pregnant Scholar’s team provides technical assistance to college and university administrators, faculty, and students, training on Title IX’s pregnancy-related protections, and assistance implementing best practice policies to support pregnant and parenting students. We share strategies that center student voice, destigmatize pregnancy and parenthood in academia, secure legal rights for students, and integrate family-responsive practices into the campus environment. Our work uses an intersectional framework, and it is guided and reinforced by our commitment to striving for gender, racial, and disability justice.

Learn more about the project here.

News and Updates

After nail-biting years of waiting, the new Title IX regulations are finally here! Today the U.S. Department of Education released its final regulations implementing Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. The Pregnant Scholar at UC Law SF’s Center for WorkLife......

Title IX, the federal law banning sex discrimination in education, prohibits discrimination related to pregnancy and marital status, including discrimination against college students and employees who are pregnant outside of marriage, divorced, or have had an abortion. The federal law also requires universities to ensure......

New Title IX Regulations are HERE! To learn more and be the first to receive our updated materials, visit our Title IX Updates page.