In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and with the California Education Code, Section 66281.7, it is the official policy of the University of California at Berkeley to not discriminate against or exclude any person on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions, and to provide reasonable accommodations to students as appropriate. Instructors are reminded of their responsibilities for excusing medically necessary absences for pregnancy and related conditions and making reasonable accommodations in the areas of class sessions, exams, tests, project deadlines, field trips, and any other required activities. For graduate students, faculty advisors are reminded of policies regarding parental leave and the extension of normative time for academic milestones, as set out in the Guide to Graduate Policy.
Reasonable common sense, judgment and the pursuit of mutual goodwill should result in the positive resolution of conflicts. The regular campus appeals process or Title IX complaint process apply if a mutually satisfactory arrangement cannot be achieved. For more information about accommodations for student who are pregnant or parenting, please contact the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination.