Pregnancy, Lactation, and Recovery

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 provides for equal educational and employment opportunities for pregnant and parenting students, staff, and faculty. It prohibits educational institutions from discriminating against pregnant students and employees based upon their marital status and prohibits discrimination because of childbirth, false pregnancy or recovery from related conditions. Students, faculty, and full-time and part-time employees are covered by Title IX’s protection regulations.

Title IX provides individualized support to students, staff, and faculty to ensure full access and participation in eudcation, employment, and university services and programs.  Folks in need of pregnancy or parent related accomodations can schedule an appointment by contacting the Response Team Coordinator, Laura Young Hinck at lyounghi@ucsc.edu or by calling 831-459-1666. 

The Title IX Office is also available for supervisors and faculty who may have questions related to pregnancy and parenting accommodations.

Title IX also has authority to respond to reports of discrimination related to pregnancy and parenting. To report a possible incident of discrimination you can use this online reporting link or call (831) 459-2462. 

Visit the Students as Parents webpage for more information about resources for students who are parents.

Other federal and state laws also protect pregnant employees from discrimination. Please click on the links below for resources and information on this topic:

Federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Pregnancy rights under the California Fair Housing & Employment Act

Resources for Pregnant Students, Post Docs, and Faculty