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Pregnancy and Parenting Students

Pregnancy and Parenting Students

Pregnant students

Expecting students are protected under Title IX. Students may request accommodations such as larger desks, the ability to have water in the classroom, or additional breaks. Pregnant students given medical restrictions such as bed rest will be accommodated to the fullest extent practicable. At times, a student’s medical situation may require an incomplete in a course, etc. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator can assist with such arrangements.

Parenting students

Davidson-Davie will provide reasonable accommodations to parenting students who request assistance. Extensions may be granted for medical necessity or extraordinary caretaking/parenting responsibilities.

Students recently pregnant

Typically, students who have a vaginal birth are allowed a six-week maternity leave and Cesarean deliveries are granted eight-week maternity leave. Students may be granted leave as long as medically necessary. Students may also return to school as soon as they wish and are encouraged to work with their medical professionals to determine that timing.

Pregnancy loss, miscarriage and abortion

Students who miscarry, suffer pregnancy loss or false pregnancy, and those who have an abortion are all protected under Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator can assist in making academic and other arrangements in these situations.

Adoption and fostering

Students who adopt or foster children are entitled to the same rights and benefits as birth parents.

Campus Support

Health Services

Receiving medical care during pregnancy is important for your health and the health of your child. Students should have a primary provider. The school Nurse, Crystal Swink can help if you need general health information, or if you need help finding a primary provider. You may contact her by email at schoolnurse@davidsondavie.edu or Schedule with Starfish

The Campus Nurse will also host a Pregnancy Support Group! Davidson-Davie Community College will offer a 4-week support group for pregnant students. This workshop will provide students with general information related to pregnancy, and preparing for the baby’s arrival. If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please submit an interest form. For more information about the pregnancy support group, please email Crystal at schoolnurse@davidsondavie.edu.

Family & Lactation Room

The Family and Lactation Room is a place where families and nursing parents can bring their children to nurse/feed. Lactation Rooms are located on the Davidson Campus in the Smith building Rm 106 and on the Davie campus by request.  

Childcare

Finding childcare services for your child is and can be a very stressful experience. The Child Development Center enrolls children from infancy through five years of age. The Child Development Center earned a 5-star rating in August 2000, the highest rating awarded by N.C. Division of Child Development, which regulates licensed childcare facilities in the state. Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. phone: 336.249.8186 ext. 4830 email: Whitney_Parker@davidsondavie.edu

Non-Academic Resources

Single Stop is located in the Grady Edward Love Building, Suite 206.  Single Stop at Davidson-Davie Community College is an opportunity for students to get connected to resources that will help keep them in school. The idea is to have a place where students can go to get screened for multiple government benefits and local community resources, receive assistance in accessing those benefits, and follow up to make sure they’re successful in applying and receiving the benefits. Benefits and services include things like Food Stamps, child care assistance, Medicaid, free tax preparation, financial counseling, and legal referrals. The Single Stop Coordinator is Markita Nelson, and she can be reached by phone: 336.249.8186 ext. 6470 or by email: SingleStop@davidsondavie.edu.  More information can be found by visiting the Single Stop page.

If you want to learn more about your rights, or if you believe that a school district, college, or university is violating Federal law, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (800) 421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov. If you wish to fill out a complaint form online, you may do so at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.