West Liberty University is committed to creating a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment for pregnant and parenting students.
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 pregnant and parenting students.
Students may request reasonable accommodations as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.
Dr. Richard Whitehead
M.A.Ed. Interim Department Chair, Assistant Professor
Work Phone: 304-336-8486
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Title IX Coordinator:
Work Phone: 304-336-8580
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Information For Students
Accommodation requests should be directed to ether the ADA Coordinator or Title IX Coordinator. ADA Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator will discuss the pregnant or parenting individual’s needs and may ask for documentation that supports the requested accommodations.
A student who has a chronic medical condition as a result of a pregnancy may also request accommodations.
For more on ADA check out the website here
Specific accommodations will vary from student to student. Examples of accommodations may include:
- a larger desk
- breaks during class, as needed
- permitting temporary access to elevators
- rescheduling tests or exams
- excusing absences due to pregnancy or related conditions
- submitting work after a deadline missed due to pregnancy or childbirth
- providing alternatives to make up missed work
A student will be offered acceptable alternative arrangements to make up missed work. In order to receive these arrangements, students must work with the ADA Coordinator prior to set up documentation.
Students are not required to inform faculty, staff or any member of the administration of their pregnancy or parenting status, unless they are seeking accommodations. The university wishes to create an environment that encourages voluntary sharing of this information, so that the university can provide support for the physical and mental health of the student.