The University of West Georgia is committed to ensuring that pregnant and parenting students and employees have access to the resources that they need, and that their rights are protected.
Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students and Employees
Pregnant and parenting students and employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations for as long as their doctor deems medically necessary. Each situation is unique, and reasonable accommodations will be highly dependent on the requirements of an individual's course and/or work environment.
Reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Granting incomplete grades for courses to be completed at a later date
- Modifications of the physical environment, such as accessible seating or providing temporary elevator access
- Mobility support
- Allowing more frequent trips to the restroom, or breaks for water
- Extending deadlines and/or allowing a student to make up tests or assignments
- Providing temporary disability parking permits
- Providing remote learning opportunities
- Excusing medically-necessary absences
- Granting reasonable time and private space to pump breastmilk
- Providing larger uniforms for athletics or on-campus jobs
- Allowing course drops, medical underloads, medical leaves of absence, or medical withdrawals
- Granting requests from pregnant or nursing students to protect the health and/or safety of the student, pregnancy, or infant (i.e. allowing the student to maintain a safe distance from hazardous substances)
Where Should I Start?
If you are a student and need assistance with pregnancy related accommodations, please contact the UWG Office of Accessibility Services:
Phone: (678) 839-6428
If you are an employee in need of an accommodation, please contact the Employee Relations Manager:
Phone: (678) 839-5194
For all additional questions, please contact the Interim Director of Equal Opportunity & Title IX Coordinator:
Erin Williams, J.D.
Phone: (678) 839-3801