Title IX prohibits discrimination against pregnant and parenting students and ensures reasonable modifications for students experiencing pregnancy, childbirth, termination of pregnancy, lactation, and medical conditions related to these or recovery from these. Pregnancy and related conditions are treated similarly as temporary disabilities, where the Title IX Coordinator verifies the medical needs of the student and works with the academic program or other university officials or offer reasonable modifications so the student can participate in their education. Sufficient medical information must be provided by a licensed healthcare provider to enable the Title IX Coordinator to reasonably determine the nature, date, time, and duration of any medically necessary functional pregnancy-related absence, need, or limitation. The student may need to sign a medical release with their healthcare provider in order for the Title IX Coordinator to obtain this information. This website contains additional information or you can view and download a copy of the pregnancy documentation guidelines and procedures.
Documentation should be provided via the online verification form. It must be on the letterhead or the prescription pad of the licensed care provider and reflect the following:
Yes, if the appointment is medically necessary at that date/time you can do this two ways. You can either provide the documentation from the medical provider to the Title IX Coordinator who can verify your absence should be excused. Also, as NSU offers a process where students can submit verification of an absence for a variety of reasons (such as doctors’ appointments, surgery, car accident, etc.) to the Office of Student Disability Services, to provide documentation from your medical care provider and they will verify the absence for instructors. For more information, contact:
Student Disability Services
Phone: (954) 262-7185
Fax: (954) 262-1390
Students have the right to a clean and private space, not a bathroom, for lactation. Some buildings have dedicated spaces, others will provide a private space on an as-needed basis.
Generally speaking, yes. Following verification of submitted medical documentation, the Title IX Coordinator will provide a letter to the student verifying the date(s) and/or coursework excused due to pregnancy. The student can show this letter to the faculty/academic department, who should offer
However, there may be times where a course requires in person attendance or activities such as lab classes or rotations. Some circumstances warrant that a student take a leave instead of being able to make up the work. Individual students can speak with the Title IX Coordinator and/or their program advisor for more information.