Pregnancy Accommodations

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College of Western Idaho (CWI) students who are pregnant or experiencing a temporary disability due to pregnancy may request accommodations in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) and regulations from the U.S. Department of Education and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as outlined below. 

  • Title IX

    CWI 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.

    Visit Pregnant & Parenting Students for more information regarding Title IX’s prohibition against discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions from the National Women’s Law Center.

  • U.S. Department of Education Regulations

    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.

  • ADA Regulations

    A complication due to pregnancy may be considered 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 considered disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Request Accommodations

To request accommodations due to pregnancy, notify Student Disability Services by completing the Pregnancy & Parenting Form below. Following submission, you will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss your needs and create a plan. 

Pregnancy & Parenting Form


Photo of Chad Trisler
Dean of Students
  • Title IX Coordinator
Photo of Heather Grayson
Director, Student Support Services
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Pregnancy/Parenting