You should know that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") protects you from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and birth-related conditions, including recovery from childbirth. The College has an obligation under Title IX to make accommodations such as excusing absences because of pregnancy and childbirth, and allowing students to make up assignments, exams, and classroom exercises missed due to pregnancy or birth-related conditions.
If you need such an accommodation because of your pregnancy or birth-related condition, discuss it as soon as possible with your instructor. Your instructor should contact the College's Title IX coordinator to consult on the appropriate accommodation. You can also directly contact the College's Title IX Coordinator.
Instructional faculty, counselors, and administrators are expected to promptly notify and consult with the College's Title IX Coordinator upon receipt of any accommodation request from a student because of pregnancy or birth-related conditions.
For additional information, see the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights resource Know Your Rights: Pregnant or Parenting? Title IX Protects You From Discrimination At School
Lactation Room Information
Lactation Room: OAB 139
Please ask for the key to the Lactation Room from Administrative Services (OAB 161)
Title IX and athletics have been closely tied together since the establishment of the law. Title IX provides equal opportunity for both men and women student athletes and coaches through addressing and working to prevent gender-based (sex) discrimination in athletic programs and activities.
The three main components of Title IX in athletics include participation, athletic financial assistance, and treatment in program areas.
Title IX states that financial assistance (e.g. scholarships) should be proportionate to both male and female athletes.Title IX asserts that athletic budgets do not have to be equal, but must provide equal benefits.Title IX addresses and prevents gender-based discrimination.
Title IX ensures equal opportunity for both men and women in athletic programs through:
- Practice schedules
- Game times
- Tutoring and academic services
- Travel, housing, and dining
- Locker rooms, medical, and competitive facilities
- Recruitment practices
- Assignment, compensation, and office facilities for coaches
For information related to Fresno City College's Title IX Data please view the federal government's Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Report (E.A.D.A).
Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, and administrators attend training and are certified by ATIXA, a leading Title IX compliance association.
You may review training materials by visiting ATIXA's website.