Pregnancy and Related Conditions

Wayland Baptist University is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for pregnant and parenting students.


Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex, including pregnancy and sex-based harassment, in employment, educational programs, and activities. This includes harassment and discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or lactation, as well as any related medical conditions or recovery therefrom.


Wayland Baptist University will provide reasonable accommodations due to pregnancy and/or related conditions. The University will allow access, on a voluntary basis, to any separate and comparable portion of a program or activity. Wayland Baptist University will also allow a voluntary leave of absence, ensure the availability of lactation space, and maintain grievance procedures to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints of sex discrimination.


Title IX mandates that schools (1) offer supportive measures to students who are pregnant or have related conditions and (2) allow students who are pregnant to return to their same academic and extracurricular status as before their pregnancy.


Request an Accommodation

For information regarding pregnancy or related conditions leave or to request an accommodation related to pregnancy, please contact Dr. Justin Lawrence at:



The following is a non-exhaustive list of reasonable accommodations provided under Title IX:

  • Excused absences and medical leave that are deemed medically necessary for pregnancy or related conditions. The Title IX Office will work with both the student and the student’s faculty member to create a plan for the completion of coursework and continuation of the student’s education. Individual plans may be adjusted as circumstances change.


  • Opportunity to make up any work missed, such as extensions of due dates or rescheduling of tests.


  • Breaks during class to attend to health needs or express breastmilk


  • Access to online resources


  • Changes in schedule or course sequence


  • Counseling


  • Reasonable adjustments to an education program or activity which include, but are not limited to:
  • Accessible seating (i.e. a larger desk)
  • Appropriate restroom breaks.