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 adjustments based on general pregnancy needs or accommodations based on a pregnancy-related condition. See below for more information on each process or contact the Title IX Coordinator at to learn more.

Campus Resources

Lactation Space | Campus Center B36

Carroll University provides a clean, comfortable space designated for nursing mothers to pump while they have to be away from their babies due to work or school. The space is located in Campus Center B36 and can accommodate 2-3 individuals at one time and are available for any CU staff, faculty, or student with a valid Carroll University ID.

Student Success Center

As you evaluate any changes to your academic aspirations, goals, or timeline, advisors in the Student Success Center are available to sit down with you, collaborate with advisors and faculty across campus, and help you develop a plan that works for you. You can learn more about Student Success here.


Review your academic program’s policies related to attendance. The Title IX Coordinator ( or 262-524-7372) can help facilitate communication with your faculty and program leadership to respond to reasonable requests. Reasonable requests are not guaranteed to be granted. You are encouraged to communicate early with instructors as you navigate your pregnancy or parenting needs along with your academic obligations.

Pregnancy Related Impairments

Although pregnancy itself is not a disability, pregnancy-related impairments may qualify as disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Examples include pregnancy-related carpal tunnel syndrome, gestational diabetes, pregnancy related sciatica, and preeclampsia.

Students experiencing such impairments may contact Student Accessibility Services.

Community Resources

Family Services

Waukesha Clinic
2727 N. Grandview Blvd. Suite 205
Waukesha, WI 53188

Planned Parenthood
426 W. Main Street
Waukesha, WI 53186

Catholic Charities of Milwaukee
Call or text 24/7 pregnancy help hotline at (414) 573-5899 to connect with a pregnancy support coordinator who will listen, answer questions, and offer support.

Health Care Coverage Programs in Wisconsin
The State of Wisconsin offers health care coverage programs for eligible parents and children.

Women’s Care Center of Milwaukee, WI
1441 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 223-2610
Appointments preferred. Walk-ins welcome.

Women’s Support Center of Milwaukee
2051 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 934-8888

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