Accommodations for Pregnancy or Parenting


In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX, and with California Education Code, Section 66281.7, it is the official policy of the University of California at Berkeley to provide reasonable accommodations to students who are pregnant, have recently experienced childbirth, and/or have substantial parenting responsibilities. Instructors are reminded of their responsibilities for making appropriate 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 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 scheduling conflicts. The regular campus appeals process applies if a mutually satisfactory arrangement cannot be achieved.

For more information about accommodations for students who are pregnant or parenting, please contact the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination at or (specific to graduate students) email the Graduate Division at (link sends e-mail).