Pregnancy Accommodations

Salt Lake Community College is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible environment for pregnant and parenting students. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery; and the College will not exclude a student from participating in an educational program. Reasonable adjustments will be provided to allow a pregnant student to fully participate in educational opportunities. Requests for requests for consideration of pregnancy-related needs can be made with the Disability Resource Center.

Pregnancy-related absences and Medical Leave

Pregnant students have the right to pregnancy-related absences and medically appointed treatments should be excused. Consideration for flexibility with assignment deadlines during pregnancy-related absences is an expectation. Pregnant students can apply for leave of absence by contacting the Disability Resource Center or their academic department.

Request a Pregnancy-Related Accommodation

Students who are pregnant or have a pregnancy-related condition, are entitled to reasonable accommodations to allow the student to continue their educational pursuits. Accommodations cannot alter the essential functions of the course. Fundamental alterations may need to be determined through an interactive process through the Disability Resource Center.

What is a Fundamental Alteration?

Examples of accommodations are, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Furniture
  • Leave the class at will/taking breaks
  • Testing Accommodations

To request pregnancy-related accommodations

  1. Fill out the DRC New Student Application.
  2. Make an appointment for an Informational Meeting by calling 801-957-4659 or emailing drc@slcc.edu.

Understanding your Rights to Accommodations

Department Rule

Appeals and Grievances

We take our commitment to provide reasonable pregnancy-related accommodations at SLCC seriously. We will do everything within reasonable means in accordance with Title IX to address your concerns.

If you’re concerned about services you’re receiving, please contact your Accessibility Advisor at the Disability Resource Center, 801-957-4659. The DRC will investigate and intervene if there are problems implementing your academic accommodations.

You also may visit the DRC Director at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center, room 244, or contact them at 801-957-4659. If your concerns are not addressed, please contact the Dean of Students Candida Darling at candida.darling@slcc.edu or by phone at 801-957-5027.

If you feel that you have been discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy, or you are not receiving the accommodations you need, contact the Title IX director, David Jensen, by email at david.jensen@slcc.edu or by phone at 801-957-4561.

You also may file a complaint with the federal Office for Civil Rights.

Family Friendly Spaces

Lactation spaces are available for privacy while expressing milk on campus. See lactation spaces and other resources.