P625: ACCOMMODATING PREGNANT STUDENTS
- Issued by:
- Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity
- August, 2018
- August, 2018
In compliance with the Department of Education's (DOE) regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Stony Brook University "shall not discriminate against any student, or exclude any student from its education program or activity, including any class or extracurricular activity, on the basis of such student's pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy or recovery therefrom."
Pregnant students in need of medically necessary leave or other medically necessary reasonable accommodation will be treated as if they had a temporary disability. Stony Brook University will engage in an interactive process with a pregnant student who requires necessary medical leave and/or reasonable accommodation to implement a plan that: allows the student to continue in or resume their academic program and is not an undue burden on the University. This interactive process will involve two or more of the following: the student, the student's medical provider(s), applicable faculty or academic departments, the Student Accessibility Support Center (SASC), and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE).
Accommodations provided may include but are not limited to:
- Extended deadlines;
- Opportunity to make up missed work, assignments, papers, quizzes, tests and exams whenever possible; and
- Provision to complete incomplete grades at a later date.
Provision of any particular accommodation is not governed by an academic department or program or individual faculty member's class rules or policies, but by the nature of the work or program.
When medical leave is necessary, pregnant students will be granted leave for so long a period of time as is deemed medically necessary by the student's medical provider. To the extent practicable and pedagogically possible, students returning from medically necessary pregnancy leave will be placed in the same position of academic progress that they were in when they took leave.
In situations where the inherent structure of the program, activity or task do not allow for extended absence, such as clinical rotations, large performances, and some lab or group work, Stony Brook will work with the student to, whenever practicable, devise an alternative path to completion.
For information related to this policy, please contact:
Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity
Room 201, Administration Building
(631) 63 2-6280
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
(631) 63 2-6280
Student Accessibility Support Center
Room 128 ECC Building
(631) 63 2-6748
University Ombudsman Office
141 Psychology B Building
(631) 63 2-9200
Relevant Standards, Codes, Rules, Regulations, Statutes and Policies
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended: Sections 503 and Sections 504
- Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York
- Complaint Procedure for Allegations of Discrimination
- SUNY Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation
- Title IX Regulations Prohibiting Sex Discrimination
- Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Regulations