Pregnant and Parenting Students FAQs

Pregnant and parenting students can fill out our Pregnancy and Parenting Accommodation Form to request assistance with accommodations through the Title IX Office. Students may also contact the Title IX Office directly to request assistance. The Title IX Office may facilitate communications with the student’s professors or assist with other resources at JSU.

Any related absences due to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions should be discussed with the faculty members teaching those courses. If you feel that the faculty member is not accommodating a reasonable request, then you should reach out to the Title IX Coordinator to seek additional assistance. In fact, you are welcome to copy the Title IX Coordinator on any emails requesting said accommodations, so that the Title IX Coordinator can assist faculty members in determining reasonable accommodations for each situation. The determination of excused absences will vary depending on the student’s situation and are determined through communication between the faculty member and may be coordinated by the Title IX Coordinator.

Modified academic responsibilities, such as alternative participation methods or extended deadlines, vary depending on the student’s situation and are determined through communication between the Title IX Coordinator and the faculty member.

JSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes pregnancy, parenting and all related conditions. Pregnant or parenting students who believe they have been harassed or discriminated against because of pregnancy or parenting conditions may file a Formal Complaint or contact the Title IX Coordinator.

There are currently 3 lactation areas on-campus. They are located on the 5th floor of the Houston Cole Library, the College of Business and Industry Complex, and Recreation and Fitness Center. For more information on lactation rooms, visit our Lactation Room section within the Pregnant and Parenting Students website.

JSU provides childcare through our Child Development Center. Both students and faculty members are prioritized for the program.