Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex, which includes pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions, in educational programs and activities receiving federal funding. In accordance with Title IX, the Title IX Office and Student Accessibility Services (SAS) have established procedures for students who are pregnant at NCCU.
Students who self-identify as pregnant have the right to choose whether to continue in their educational program with reasonable accommodations or adjustments, request a leave of absence, or withdraw from the institution. Students must follow the public accommodations request process established by Student Accessibility Services. Click here for the request process.
Students must provide documentation of the pregnancy from a doctor or medical provider. The documentation required is a letter on letterhead from a qualified medical professional stating diagnosis, verification of pregnancy as of the date of the letter, expected or actual due date, whether or not a student is at high risk, and any other relevant details. Upon receipt, a SAS staff member will review the documentation. If the student is eligible to receive accommodations, the staff will contact the student to create an individualized plan specifically tailored to meet the student’s educational needs. Accommodations will be granted until the period of time as is deemed medically necessary by the student’s qualified medical professional. Updated or additional documentation may be requested should changes occur.
Pre-planning is essential to the successful implementation of an individualized plan. A student should register as soon as possible. Failure to fully complete the accommodations request procedures may delay any assistance requested.
Students seeking assistance for non-University resources should contact the Office of Student Advocacy within the Division of Student Affairs. The Student Advocacy Coordinator offers guidance, resources, and referrals for students who need assistance with housing, food, health, and personal issues.
The Title IX Office is designed to resolve allegations involving discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on sex. Students should file their complaint with the Title IX Office. The Title IX Office, in collaboration with SAS, will investigate and resolve allegations involving discrimination. Students can contact the Title IX Coordinator at (919) 530-7944 or TitleIX@nccu.edu. To ensure a timely resolution, complainants are encouraged to initiate the complaint process for issues as soon as possible.