Title IX: Pregnant and Parenting Students

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex — including pregnancy, parenting and all related conditions — in education and in programs and activities that receive federal funding. All students who might be, are, or have been pregnant have a right to the same access to school programs and educational opportunities that other students have.

If you would like to request accommodations as a pregnant or parenting student, contact the Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC) as soon as possible. The university can require a pregnant student to provide a doctor’s certification of fitness to continue in an education program or activity only if the same requirement is imposed on all other students with physical or emotional conditions requiring a doctor’s care. Please submit medical or other medical information directly to BMAC– not to your professor. 

An employee may report alleged violations of California Labor Code 1030-33 to the Office of Equity & Diversity or the Labor Commissioner’s field enforcement unit. A student may report alleged Title IX violations to the Office of Equity & Diversity or the Office of Civil Rights. A third party guest of the University may report alleged lactation concerns to the Office of Equity & Diversity or the Department of Fair Employment & Housing.