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Pregnant and Parenting Students


URI Policies for Pregnant and Parenting Students

 The University of Rhode Island provides accommodation for pregnancy, childbirth, newborn care, adoption, foster care and acute child health care to enrolled students who are in good academic standing.  These accommodations include but are not limited to: academic accommodations, scholarship eligibility, transportation and parking, housing, physical and mental health care, and childcare.  These measures insure compliance with federal stipulations under Title IX.  Read more. . .

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires that schools that receive federal funds must not discriminate against students on the basis of sex, including a student’s pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination, or recovery therefrom. Schools must provide equal access to school programs and extracurricular activities to students who might be, are, or have been pregnant.  Read more . . .

Your Rights

The National Women’s Law Center’s report, “A Pregnancy Test for Schools” clearly delineates the rights of pregnant and parenting students in a convenient Bill of Rights. Read more . . .

Financial Resources

Pregnant and parenting students can face additional financial challenges, and are encouraged to seek financial aid, including scholarships and child care grants.  Read more . . .

Additional Resources

There are a variety of resources, both through URI, and many outside organizations, that offers support services to pregnant and parenting students.  Read more . . .

URI’s Pregnant and Parenting Students – Research Findings

A survey was conducted in 2014 assessing the needs and experiences of URI’s pregnant and parenting undergraduate and graduate student population. View a presentation of our findings.


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