What are my rights if I am pregnant in college?

If you are pregnant and in college, you have rights as a college student that are protected by Title IX.

Find out more about these rights below. Or, if you want to learn more about free pregnancy resources that are available to help you succeed in college and beyond, contact MiraVia.

What Rights Are Protected by Title IX?

Finding out you’re pregnant while still in college can feel overwhelming, and you might be worried about how you’ll academically succeed while navigating pregnancy.

The good news is that you have rights as a college student to ensure you have what you need to continue your program successfully.

Title IX is a “Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status—in educational programs and activities.”

According to Title IX, your school must:

  • Allow you to participate in your classes and extracurricular activities
  • Excuse absences related to pregnancy (like doctor’s appointments, pregnancy sickness, or childbirth)
  • Allow you to return to class after an absence with the same academic status (the same grade, etc.)
  • Offer homebound instruction (like an online class option)
  • Provide reasonable accommodations in class, like a larger desk, elevator access, etc.

This list isn’t exhaustive, so it’s essential to speak with your college counselor and professors to discover your rights as a student.

Where Can I Find Pregnancy Help?

Facing an unplanned pregnancy while in college can feel intimidating, but you’re not alone in this. At MiraVia, we’re here for you.

You deserve to have everything you need to successfully parent while in college, which is why we offer a free College Residence program that includes a private suite, meals, childcare, and more.

Contact us today to connect with one of our caring staff members and learn more about applying for our College Residence program.

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