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Pregnant and Parenting Students

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Pregnant and Parenting Students

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and related conditions—in educational programs and activities that receive federal funding. The College is committed to supporting pregnant and parenting students by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations based on medical necessity due to pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, and/or lactation.

Examples of the types of accommodations that may be appropriate based on pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy-related medical conditions include (but are not limited to):

  • Unlimited excused absences and/or tardiness
  • Returning to an academic program with the same status a student held before pregnancy-related leave of absence
  • Opportunity to make up/earn participation and attendance points lost due to excused absences or tardiness
  • Extensions on assignments, examinations, and opportunities to make up missed assignments due to pregnancy symptoms or related conditions, including bed rest, hospitalization, recovery from childbirth
  • Supports for pregnant persons, including access to workspaces and chairs functional for the pregnant student, frequent restroom breaks, food and water in classrooms where otherwise prohibited and does not create safety risk, and leaving camera off in online courses
  • Students who are pregnant or dealing with any pregnancy-related conditions must be permitted to continue their off-campus work, including internships and career rotations. The College cannot require a doctor to approve the continuation of these activities unless a note is required of all students with a medical condition.

Students with questions about accommodations due to pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, and/or lactation, should contact the Office of Title IX at or 703.323.2262.

Students who want to request accommodations for pregnancy symptoms and related conditions, childbirth and recovery, should submit this form: Pregnancy and Childbirth Accommodation Request

Faculty and deans should direct any student who indicates they need any academic adjustments due to pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions to the Office of Title IX.

Employees who want to discuss employment accommodations due to pregnancy and related conditions, termination of pregnancy, or childbirth should contact Human Resources at Employees seeking information about benefits available to pregnant and parenting employees should contact Human Resources at

Lactation Rooms on Campuses

Alexandria Campus

Location:  Bisdorf Building, Jean Braden Center for Women, Gender, and Social Equity, Room AA-331
Procedure: Hours of operations are 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM M-F and 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday. You may call 703.933.5038 to reserve the room. Staff are on-site during operating hours to assist with access.

Annandale Campus

1st Location: CG Building, 4th Floor, Room CG-406
Lock Type: Electronic Keypad
Procedure: Access is via NOVAcard proxy reader. Electronic key requests must be submitted in advance to ensure access is granted. Visitors may contact the Provost Office during normal office hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm M-F) or contact Campus Police after hours.

2nd Location: Brault, Room 262
Lock Type: Key Access
Procedure: Ask Brault front desk reception to unlock the door.


Location:  LC Building, Room 102P
Lock Type:  Open access—No key is required.


Location:  MH Building, Room 302
Lock Type:  Open access—No key is required.


Location:  ME 149, Wellness Room
Procedure:  NOVA card access is available and visitors may gain access by contacting Student Services, Campus Police, or Facilities.

Woodbridge Campus

Location:  WRC building, Room WRC-114
Lock Type:  Card swipe access

Procedure:  Staff and Faculty may use their NOVA card. Visitors must go to the information/ welcome desk to request access.