You don’t have to SUBTRACT your rights when making an ADDITION to your family!
Students who are pregnant have certain protections under Title IX. This coverage extends to pregnant students and new mothers; however, in the OTC Title IX office, we also provide limited support to fathers-to-be and new fathers. Additionally, coverage extends to students who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or false pregnancy, with limited support for new adoptions or foster placement.
Pregnant students must be proactive when seeking support related to their pregnancy. Pregnant students are encouraged to seek assistance for excused absences or accommodations as quickly as possible because many support options cannot be applied retroactively. Pregnant students are expected to communicate situations with their instructor(s) and if additional support is needed, contact the Title IX office. Allowable absences under for students Title IX do not follow the same definitions as employment processes such as the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) or ‘maternity leave’.