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:

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