Working with Pregnant and Parenting Students

It is the goal of the Dallas College to provide students with the opportunity to succeed in their intended field of study. This includes our students who are pregnant and/or parenting.

Per Dallas College’s Discrimination policy and the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, students will not be discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy. This includes discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. As a result, a student who is pregnant (see above definition), or parenting (a student during a defined postpartum period lasting up to 8 weeks after delivery or with additional medical documentation), may be provided accommodations so that they are not excluded from any education program or activity. These accommodations are determined through a cooperative process between Accessibility Services and the faculty member on a case by case basis to determine reasonable accommodations for the student.

If you are a student who is pregnant or under any of the conditions listed above, you may receive accommodations similar to those given to students with a temporary illness when deemed medically necessary. To do so, contact Accessibility Services at your Dallas College campus for consultation. If you need an academic or athletic accommodation due to pregnancy, Accessibility Services will need to provide documentation, from your doctor, regarding your condition. Medical documentation regarding absences must also be provided. The staff at your campus Accessibility Services office will work with your faculty member to determine what accommodations can be provided given your circumstances.

Visit the Accessibility Services webpage to locate contact information for your campus office

If you have additional questions, we encourage you to reach out to the Dallas College ADA/504 Coordinator.