The Dean of Students Office

Creating a Culture of Care

Especially for Faculty

Title IX: Pregnant or Parenting Students

Title IX prohibits educational institutions from discriminating against pregnant students based upon their marital status and cannot discriminate against a student because of childbirth, false pregnancy, or recovery from related conditions. Under Title IX, a pregnant student can request a withdrawal from classes without penalty for as long as it is deemed medically necessary to be absent and to resume the academic status held when the leave began. Student do not have to drop  classes, program, or change educational plans due to pregnancy, but may be required to make up work that is missed.

Please review the resource links below for additional information. Printed copies of this information can be submitted to your instructor if they ask if or how they can accommodate your pregnancy.

If you have any questions regarding a students’s rights as a pregnant or parenting student, please contact the Title IX Office (336)256- 0362 or the Dean of Students Office (336) 334-5514.

Student Policy Handbook

The Student Policy Handbook contains the Student Conduct Code and all policies applicable to students. 

Per the Class Attendance Policy, the Dean of Students Office Responsibility is as follows:

Notify each instructor on the student’s behalf  ONLY when personal reasons (e.g., family emergency, illness, bereavement, birth of a child, military duty, etc.) prevent the student from properly notifying each instructor because of circumstances beyond the student’s control. The student or the student’s representative should contact the Dean of Students Office (336-334-5514) if the student is unable to make direct contact by e-mail or phone with each instructor or is unable to leave word with each instructor’s department.

Review documentation by a licensed health professional and confirm its receipt with each instructor if the student experiences a medical or psychological event that significantly impairs their ability to function successfully or safely as a student.

The student should be aware that assistance of the Dean of Students Office does not change in any way the outcome of the instructor’s decision regarding the student’s academic work, grades and performance in any given course.

Click here for a complete description of the class attendance policy
Students can submit their medical documentation to the Dean of Students Office for review here:

For Academic Integrity information please refer to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.