Pregnancy Support  

We provide Individual Consultation to expecting students to support, advise, and assist with parenting, personal and family issues, child development, and accessing resources both on campus and in the community to meet needs and concerns. email sswc@pdx.edu to set up an appointment. If you are in your third trimester or have a newborn, please come to the RCSC to get your free Bundle of Joy bag!

 

Title IX Rights

Are you a pregnant or postpartum student? Or a faculty member who is unsure what your role is in assisting pregnant and postpartum students? Portland State University has adopted a set of procedures related to pregnancy and childbirth titled Student Pregnancy and Postpartum Assistance and Accommodation Policy. The Director of Services for Students with Children,  is also available by email or phone to support students, staff and faculty around pregnancy, postpartum and parenting issues, whether related to this policy or not. 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status—in educational programs and activities. We recommend this fact sheet from the National Center for Women Lawyers Title IX FAQ . The Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights provides information at Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnancy and Parenting Students

The National Women’s Law Center has created a Pregnant and Parenting Students’ Rights Toolkit. This toolkit provides a collection of resources designed to help college students across the country exercise their Title IX rights. More information can be found about the National Women's Law Center on their website.

Portland State University's Title IX Coordinator is Julie Caron, 503.725.4410, titleixcoordinator@pdx.edu.The Title IX Coordinator can assist you with addressing any concerns or in filing an internal complaint through PSU's Office of Equity and Compliance.

If you have questions about filing a complaint with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) you may contact the Western Region’s office at 206-607-1600 or ocr.seattle@ed.gov.

Information regarding NASA-funded nondiscriminatory policies, and how to make a complaint with NASA, can be found in the NASA MissionSTEM brochure.