Pregnancy and Parenting

Pregnancy and Parenting

Appalachian State University is committed to ensuring the well-being of pregnant individuals and supporting those who are parents. Essential measures and resources exist for students, faculty, and staff that aim to prevent discrimination against Pregnant and Parenting individuals, provide options for time away due to pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, and provide lactation support.

Pregnancy includes childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. 

Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination or harassment based on pregnancy or parenting status should report the concern to Equal Opportunity. Discrimination may include but is not limited to, preventing a pregnant or parenting individual from the opportunity for or access to educational or occupational programs or endeavors. Harassment can take many forms, including verbal acts and name-calling, graphic and written statements, and other conduct that may be humiliating, physically threatening, or harmful.

Student Specific Support

Additional resources and supports specific to students.

Employee Specific Support

Additional resources specific to employees within the workplace.

Lactation Lounges

The Lactation Lounges are designated spaces available to faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors during the facility's regular operating hours. Appalachian State University has three designated lactation lounges on campus:

Lounge LocationWebsite
219E (2nd Floor) Plemmons Student Union219E Plemmons Student Union
542J (5th Floor) Leon Levine Hall of Health SciencesLeon Levine Hall of Health Sciences
103 (Bottom Floor) of the Human Resources BuildingOffice of Human Resources


Parking, Transportation & Navigating Campus

  • Consider that additional time may be required to navigate campus. Reviewing campus maps can help in determining the best paths of travel.
  • The University does not provide transportation services. Please note that personal transportation and travel around campus is the responsibility of each individual. Individuals are encouraged to consider University Sustainability Ridesharing, carpooling, Uber/Lyft, or Appalcart (free public transportation service with accessible buses and Paratransit options).
  • App State Parking & Transportation may have short-term parking permit options on campus for use with an NC DMV Disability Placard.
    • Discuss with a medical provider if an NC DMV Temporary Disability Placard is an option.



There are many campus and community resources related to pregnancy and parenting in the High Country.