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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in all educational programs or activities. This includes prohibiting discrimination against pregnant and parenting students.

For more information please see the following document from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and/or Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students.

Reasonable Accommodations:

Students may request reasonable accommodations as the result of pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.

Such accommodations include:

  • larger desk
  • elevator access
  • allowing you to make frequent trips to the restroom, when necessary because of your pregnancy
  • excused absences
  • parking assistance or escorts
  • protection from harassment

Faculty members, if a student informs you that they are pregnant, please ask if there are any needed accommodations and refer them to the Title IX Office. Also, please excuse all absences associated with their pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, or recovery.

To request pregnancy adjustments, please complete the form below.

Pregnancy Adjustment Request Form

Nursing Mothers:

Lactation Accommodation

The University of Southern Indiana is committed to providing a family friendly work and learning environment by helping employees and students achieve success at work and school, and in their personal lives. In keeping with that commitment and in compliance with federal and state law, the University supports a nursing mother’s need to express milk for her infant child while working or learning at USI. Colleagues, management and teaching faculty are encouraged to be accepting and supportive of nursing mothers.

The University provides private locations (not toilet stalls) where a student or an employee can pump breast milk. For questions regarding the location and scheduling of lactation rooms, contact the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center, the University Health Center, or Human Resources.

Lactation Accommodation Policy

Locations: 

Recreation, Fitness and Wellness, RFWC 101

Health Professions Building, HP 3138 

Campus Map

Additional Resources:

Department of Education:

Know Your Rights: Pregnant or Parenting? Title IX Protects You From Discrimination At School

Disability Resources:
Science Center, 2206
Phone: 812-464-1935
https://www.usi.edu/disabilities/

Free Pregnancy Ultrasounds
The USI Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is offering non-diagnostic ultrasounds to those in their second and third trimester. Offered Tuesday and Thursday afternoons through the Fall Semester.

Email usi1dms@usi.edu to schedule an appointment

Community Resources for Pregnant & Parenting Students

Birthright of Evansville
20 Read St.
Evansville, Indiana, 47710
Phone: 812-424-2555
https://birthright.org/evansville/

Lampion Center
655 S. Hebron Ave.
Evansville, IN 47714
Phone: 812-471-1776
https://www.lampioncenter.com/

Planned Parenthood
125 N Weinbach #120
Evansville,IN47711
Phone: 317-205-8088
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/indiana/evansville/47711/evansville-health-center-2637-91810/pregnancy-testing-options 

Parenting Time Center
101 NW 10th Street
Evansville, IN 47708
Phone: 812-759-1543
https://parentingtimecenter.org/