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Pregnancy and Related Conditions

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Boise State University is dedicated to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for pregnant and parenting students, faculty, and staff.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (, prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities including academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs or activities of schools. This prohibition includes discrimination against pregnancy and related conditions of students, faculty and staff.

Defining Pregnancy and Related Conditions

Pregnancy and related conditions are defined as pregnancy, childbirth, termination of pregnancy, or lactation, as well as medical conditions related to any of the above, as well as recovery from any of the above.

Support and Accommodations

Students, faculty, and staff may seek support and information from the Office of Title IX and Institutional Equity in requesting accommodations based on pregnancy and related conditions, rights of pregnant students, policy and procedure questions, and connect them with campus and community resources. Accommodations under Title IX are similar to those offered to others who have a temporary medical condition. Some examples of reasonable accommodations include:

  • Flexibility with attendance/participation for medically necessary absences and medical leave (including medical appointments, childbirth, recovery, and expressing breast milk, or breastfeeding). Insuring the same academic and extracurricular status as before medical leave began.
  • Flexibility with coursework deadlines, assignments and examinations.
  • Changes in schedule or course sequence.
  • Making adjustments to the physical environment (including accessible seating, elevator access, and other mobility support).
  • Offering virtual/remote learning options.
  • Allowing frequent trips to the restroom.
  • Transportation and parking adjustments.

Requesting Accommodations

To set up an in-person or phone appointment, please call (208) 426-1258 or email

Harassment and Discrimination Policies and Procedures

Boise State University’s nondiscrimination policy includes prohibiting discrimination and harassment based on pregnancy. For more information, see Boise State University Policy 1065.

Helpful Tips for Pregnant and Parenting Students, Faculty and Staff

  • Ask the University for help – meet with the Office of Title IX and Institutional Equity regarding what the university can do to support you in continuing to ensure that our campus remains a safe space for students, faculty, and staff.
  • If you have experienced any type of harassment or discrimination it is helpful to keep notes about your pregnancy-related absences, any instances of harassment, and your interactions with school officials about your pregnancy, and you are strongly encouraged to report problems to the Office of Title IX and Institutional Equity, a counselor, or other staff.

File a Complaint

If you have experienced discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of pregnancy, including denial of reasonable pregnancy adjustments/accommodations, you are strongly encouraged to make a report to the Office of Title IX and Institutional Equity. Retaliation against any person for making a report is strictly prohibited. Please use the following form to make a report:

Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Form