Pregnant or Parenting | Safe@UNCP

The US Department of Education’s regulation implementing Title IX specifically prohibits discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. The Title IX regulation also prohibits a school from applying any rule related to a student or employee’s parental, family, or marital status that treats the student or employee differently based on their sex.

All moms and expectant moms, and mom’s significant other, are entitled to attend medical visits for both mom and baby during the pregnancy and spend time with each other upon the birth of the child.  Should there be any post-partum medical, physiological, or emotional issues for the mother or medical issues for the child that is related to the pregnancy or birth, the university will continue providing supportive measures.

Pregnant and Parenting Supportive Measures Request

Pregnant and Parenting Students Policy

Pregnant and Parenting Complaint

While the university policy addresses pregnancy and parenting of students, the US Department of Education’s regulation implementing Title IX also covers discrimination on the basis of sex in employment in education programs or activities. 

If you need assistance in dealing with a pregnant or parenting situation, please call the Campus Investigator, Danielle Evans, at 910.775.4105 or 910.374.7697 (cell) or via email at  Ms. Evans can provide supportive measures, such as excused absences, extended time to complete academic assignments, etc.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Ronette Sutton Gerber, Director of Title IX and Clery Compliance, at 910.521.6281 or 910.674.0080 (cell) or via email at

Lactation Rooms for Students, Employees, & Visitors

UNC Pembroke supports breastfeeding and welcomes nursing mothers to our campus. We have dedicated four private locations as lactation rooms for students, employees, and visitors. These rooms should be equipped with a comfortable chair, a small table and an electrical outlet.  If the rooms listed below are not convenient, the Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance will try to find an appropriate space.

Please submit the Pregnant & Parenting Supportive Measures form to the Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance to arrange for use.

Lactation Rooms Available

  • Lumbee Hall, Room 335 | Office of Human Resources
  • Brave Health Building, Nursing Exam Room | Student Health Services
  • Oxendine Administrative Building, Quiet Room (First floor) | Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance