Pregnancy and Parenting

Pregnancy and Parenting

Title IX protects Pregnant and Parenting individuals from discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. Title IX requires equal access and equal participation for Pregnant and Parenting individuals in educational programs and activities including work, clubs, sports, honor societies, leadership opportunities, and other activities.

Adjustments and Assistance

Appalachian will provide reasonable adjustments to a Pregnant Individuals including, but not limited to:

  • assistance with parking considerations
  • communication and support for reasonable and appropriate breaks for standing, lactation, nursing, etc.
  • providing support for one's physical environment (i.e. accessible seating)
  • requesting an Incomplete in a course when applicable and appropriate

For assistance, please complete this online form

Campus & Community Support

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

Lactation Lounges

Appalachian State University has two designated lactation lounges on campus: 219E Plemmons Student Union and in room 542J in Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences. For more information, please click here

Parenting Brochure

Student Assistance

Absences due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions will be excused with documentation from a medical professional indicating that such absences are deemed necessary.

Employee Assistance

Pregnant and Parenting Employees are encouraged to be in contact with the Office of Human Resources for additional assistance and support. Information regarding legal rights for Pregnant Workers under Federal Law is available through the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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