Trinity University is committed to creating a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment for students who are pregnant, parenting students, or have pregnancy-related conditions. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities including academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs or activities of schools. This prohibition includes discrimination against students who are pregnant, parenting students, or have pregnancy-related conditions. Students and employees may request reasonable accommodations as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.

Accommodations are available to Trinity students and employees who are pregnant or have pregnancy-related conditions such as pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, conditions arising in connection with pregnancy and recovery from any of these conditions.

Examples of accommodations include:

  • Excusing medically necessary absences
  • Breaks during class to attend related health needs, expressing breast milk, or breastfeeding
  • Extending deadlines and/or allowing the student to make up tests or assignments missed for pregnancy-related absences
  • Providing remote learning options
  • Changes in schedule or course sequence
  • Accommodations requested by the pregnant student/student with a pregnancy-related condition to protect the health and safety of the student and/or their pregnancy (such as allowing the student to maintain a safe distance from hazardous substances)
  • Modifications to the physical environment (such as accessible seating)
  • Mobility support
  • Granting leave

Eligible employees should contact Trinity University Human Resources Office to process leave and accommodation requests.

Please contact Trinity University Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) or the Title IX Coordinator, who will work together to coordinate requests for and gather any records to confirm the need for modification or alteration of current conditions.

Student Accessibility Services
1 Trinity Place
Elizabeth Huth Coates Library, Offices 308 B-D
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Equal Opportunity Services
Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator
1 Trinity Place
Northrup Hall, Suite 210 Q
San Antonio, Texas 78212

No. The choice to declare a pregnancy or parental status is voluntary, and a student is not required to disclose this information to the University unless the student is seeking accommodations. When seeking accommodations, a student need only disclose their status to the Title IX Coordinator and SAS. Accommodation requests to staff and faculty will come from one of these offices without disclosing the underlying issue.

Employees will regard all information associated with pregnant and parenting accommodation requests as private as required by The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and will not disclose this information to anyone, unless there is a business or academic need to know. Please make them aware that accommodations are available to them.