Title IX - Pregnant and Parenting Students

Title IX - Pregnant and Parenting Students

It is the goal of the Maricopa Community Colleges to provide students with the opportunity to succeed in their intended field of study. This includes our students who are pregnant and/or parenting.

Per Maricopa’s Discrimination policy and the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, students will not be discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy. This includes discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. As a result, a student who is pregnant (see above definition), or parenting (a student during a defined postpartum period lasting up to 8 weeks after delivery or with additional medical documentation), may be provided accommodations so that they are not excluded from any education program or activity. These accommodations are determined through a cooperative process between DRS and the faculty member on a case by case basis to determine reasonable accommodations for the student.

If you are a student who is pregnant or under any of the conditions listed above, you are eligible for adjustments/ accommodations. To request these adjustments/ accommodations, please submit a Pregnancy Adjustment Form here and select the "Pregnancy/ Parenting Adjustment Request" box when completing the form. The EO & Title IX Regional Director for your college will work with you and your instructor/ faculty to determine what adjustments/ accommodations can be provided given the circumstances once your online form has been completed. You can learn more about your rights as a pregnant or parenting student here. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your college's EO & Title IX Regional Director here.

If you are a faculty or staff member at one of the Maricopa Community Colleges, you can review information provided on working with pregnant and parenting students. If you have additional questions, we encourage you to reach out to your college's EO & Title IX Regional Director here.


Pregnant and Parenting Adjustment Form