Pregnant and Parenting Students
St. Ambrose University supports the academic success of all students. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex-including pregnancy and parental status-in educational programs and activities.
Students may request accommodations during pregnancy, after childbirth, or for other related conditions. Accommodations are tailored to each student and as such they will vary from student to student. Some examples of potential accommodations include:
- Excused absences due to pregnancy, or related conditions deemed medically necessary by a doctor.
- Flexible deadlines for work submissions.
- Rescheduling of tests and exams.
- Providing reasonable physical accommodations.
- Providing alternatives to make up missed work.
- A return to the same academic or extracurricular status.
Accommodations for students originate through the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC). It is the student's responsibility to contact ARC and initiate the conversation. Employees should arrange accommodations through Human Resources (HR).
Childcare at St. Ambrose
The St. Ambrose Children's Campus (SAUCC) offers discounted rates for both students and employees of the University. SAUCC provides a comprehensive early childhood program for children from the ages of 6 weeks to 6 years old, resources for families and educational experiences for university students.
Lactation rooms are available on the main campus (Bride's Room in the Chapel) and at the Children's Campus.
Filing a Complaint
If you believe St. Ambrose is discriminating against you because you are pregnant or parenting you may file a complaint:
- First, using St. Ambrose's internal Title IX grievance procedures. If the school fails to address your concerns, you may consider:
- With the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). If you file with OCR, make sure you do so within 180 days of when the discrimination took place.
St. Ambrose admits students of any race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, military or veteran status, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, military or veteran status, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.