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Accommodation of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Nursing

Policy Author:
Student Affairs

Responsible Office-Department:
Student Affairs

Effective Date of Policy:
October 19th, 2021

Policy Narrative

In order to create and maintain an environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen College Community members feel safe, valued, and respected, the institution ensures that;

Students are entitled to reasonable accommodation of pregnancy- and childbirth-related needs. Students may be absent from classes for as long as the student’s doctor deems medically necessary and will be allowed the opportunity to make up any work missed. Alternatives to making up work may be offered as appropriate, including retaking a semester or additional time in a program to continue at the same pace and finish at a later date. Any questions about a student’s rights and responsibilities in this regard may be directed to the Assistant Vice President for Student Success at 716-839-8228 or the Director of Diversity and Inclusion who also serves as the College’s Equal Employment Officer (EEO) { and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) } at 716-839-7699.

Appropriate on-campus space is provided for nursing mothers: contact the Coordinator for Health and Wellness Education in the Wick Student Center.

Purpose of this Policy

To create and maintain an equitable environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen College Community members feel safe, valued, and respected.

This policy’s virtual location is https://www.daemen.edu/student-life/student-affairs/student-handbook/section-5-general-college-policies

Updated on January 10, 2022

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