CU Boulder is firmly committed to protecting the rights of expectant mothers and complying with Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. CU Boulder's policy is to treat students, faculty, and staff affected by pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions in the same manner as other individuals unable to work or participate in their education because of their physical condition.

CU Boulder will not deny employment or educational opportunities based on the need to make a pregnancy-related reasonable accommodation or retaliate against individuals who request or use a pregnancy-related accommodation. Examples of employment accommodations include, but are not limited to, more frequent or longer break periods; more frequent restroom, food or water breaks; acquisition or modification of equipment or seating; job restructuring; light duty, if available. Examples of accommodations available to students include leave for the length of time deemed medically necessary by a treating physician, or late arrival to class without penalty. For more information about types of accommodations that may be available, please see the contact information below.

Further, CU Boulder fully recognizes the rights and responsibilities afforded under the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), applicable state and local family leave laws, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Pregnant employees may continue to work until they are certified as unable to work by their physician. At that point, pregnant employees are entitled to receive benefits according to CU Boulder's short-term disability insurance plan (if applicable). Finally, when an employee returns to work, she is entitled to return to the same or equivalent job with no loss of service or other rights or privileges.

If you are an employment applicant or current employee and would like to engage in an interactive process to assess potential reasonable accommodations for conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, please contact ADA Compliance at (303) 492-9725 or

If you are a student and you need assistance with pregnancy related adjustments, please contact Disability Services at (303) 492-8671 or

If you believe you or another person has suffered pregnancy related discrimination, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at (303) 492-2127 or