Pregnancy & Title IX
Arkansas Tech is committed to providing appropriate accommodations for pregnant students as part of their protection under Title IX. Below are resources for pregnant students and instructors working to accommodate them, as well as students returning to campus after giving birth.
Approximately one month before the student's anticipated due date, the Title IX Deputy Coordinator will reach out to each of the student's instructors to gather information about the following:
- how the course is taught
- which assignments will be due during the protected leave
- previous accommodations for temporary medical conditions in the course
- resources or alternate methods of teaching the instructor has already developed and can make available
We will then contact the student to ensure that the proposed plans will meet their needs, facilitating any adjustments necessary between the student and faculty member. When the student notifies us that they have given birth, DS will verify documentation of the protected time period, add those dates to the plan for each course, and send a formal accommodation letter to each instructor.