Pregnancy Related Accommodations for Students

Dr. Feyten with Student and baby

Pregnant Parenting Students

Providing Accommodations Under Title IX

Title IX is a federal law which requires schools that receive federal funds to provide reasonable accommodations to students who are pregnant or have pregnancy related conditions. This includes pregnancy, pre-natal doctor appointments, childbirth, false pregnancy, miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. 

Title IX for Pregnant & Parenting Students

Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 you are entitled to reasonable accommodations for as long as your doctor deems medically necessary.

It will be important to review each student’s situation individually, as reasonable accommodations will be highly dependent on the requirements of individual courses. 

Examples of possible reasonable accommodations (when deemed medically necessary) are:

  • Excused absences for care / recovery
  • Reviewing lectures online
  • Receiving assignments at home
  • Opportunity to make up field / lab work
  • Change in exam dates
  • Assignment of an Incomplete * grade
  • Allowing “Withdrawal” * with refund

*If student is eligible

If you would like to review possible accommodations with the Office of Title IX at Texas Woman’s University, please complete the form located at:

Office of Title IX at TWU 
Denton – Dallas – Houston 
Title IX Coordinator: Parrish Nicholls, J.D. 

Page last updated 11:36 AM, March 12, 2019