McLennan Community College would like for all students, faculty, and staff to be aware of their rights and responsibilities under Title IX.  Title IX protections include pregnancy and parenting. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs. The law is a key tool for ensuring that all people have an equal opportunity for education, regardless of their sex or gender. Title IX makes it illegal to discriminate because of sex, which includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, or related conditions, including recovery.

All pregnancy concerns and pregnancy-related absences are coordinated by the Title IX team. You may not anticipate any academic needs associated with your pregnancy; however, your needs may change as your pregnancy progresses. Accommodations may be approved to support ongoing and/or changing needs. Examples may include, but not be limited to special seating arrangements, breaks, absences due to pregnancy or related conditions, and time away from classes following delivery for medically-related recovery. Disclosure of your condition early in the pregnancy will help in making the planning process more proactive.

To disclose your pregnancy to ensure proper accommodations and support, please email

Newly Parenting

Title IX also supports those who are newly parenting which includes: becoming parents through childbirth, adoption, and/or foster care placement. The Title IX team can create a coordinated approach to short-term accommodations for new parents or those who are experiencing extraordinary parenting or caretaking responsibilities.  Accommodations may be approved to support ongoing and/or changing needs for situations that may include but are not limited to medically-related, post-partum complications or for the expression of milk.  Family Friendly Rooms are available for nursing parents. 

To request accommodations and support, please email