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The College of Western Idaho prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (“Title IX”). Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and related conditions—in educational programs and activities that are eligible for federal funding.
Students with temporary disabilities due to pregnancy or are pregnant are encouraged to meet with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for a confidential discussion of their individual needs for academic accommodation. It is the procedure of the College of Western Idaho to provide flexible and individualized reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities and those who are pregnant. To receive accommodation services for your pregnancy, fill out the Pregnancy and Parenting Form below.
A complication due to pregnancy may be a disability if the impairment is not a normal condition of pregnancy and a major life activity is affected. For example, a woman on bed rest under orders from her physician is disabled under the ADA.
The U.S. Department of Education regulations 34 C.F.R. Section 106.40(b) concerning pregnancy and related conditions states:
(b) Pregnancy and related conditions. (1) A recipient shall not discriminate against any student, or exclude any student from its education program or activity, including any class or extracurricular activity, on the basis of such student's pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy or recovery there from, unless the student requests voluntarily to participate in a separate portion of the program or activity of the recipient.
For more information regarding Title IX’s prohibition against discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions, you can access materials from the National Women’s Law Center.
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- Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Pregnancy/Parenting