According to the Office for Civil Rights 2013 Dear Colleague Letter: “A school must excuse a student’s absences because of pregnancy or childbirth for as long as the student’s doctor deems the absences medically necessary. When a student returns to school, she must be allowed to return to the same academic and extracurricular status as before her medical leave began. By ensuring that the student has the opportunity to maintain her academic status, we can encourage young parents to work toward graduation instead of choosing to drop out of school.”
Any special services provided to students with temporary medical conditions must also be provided to a pregnant student in need of those same services. Reasonable accommodations may include: parking spaces, larger desk or more frequent bathroom breaks.
At Binghamton University we value the success of all of our students, including students who are pregnant and/or parenting. For more information about your rights, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.
The Union is proud to offer the Mamava Pod to mothers. Please email The Union at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-777-3300 to access the space.