Pregnant, Nursing and Parenting Students

A pregnant student should be granted a leave of absence for as long as it is deemed medically necessary for them to be absent.­ Prompt and appropriate communication by the student is necessary to ensure appropriate accommodations are provided. While retroactive requests will be considered, making arrangements in advance is preferred, and requests that are untimely may be denied on that basis.­ At the conclusion of their leave, they must be allowed to resume the academic and extracurricular status held when the leave began.

If you have any questions regarding your rights as a pregnant or parenting student, please contact WTAMU's Office of Civil Rights & Title IX Director, Nancy Hampton at 806-651-3199 or

The following are lactation rooms on campus that provide privacy for breastfeeding parents:

  • Old SUB - Office of Civil Rights and Title IX
  • Jack B. Kelley Student Center (JBK) - Green Room
  • Virgil Henson Activities Center - Room 109
  • Enterprise Center –  Room 123J
  • Amarillo Center
  • Ag Sciences Center – 2nd floor

For further guidance, see the U.S. Department of Education's "Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students" brochure.­ Although this brochure focuses on secondary schools, the legal principles apply to all recipients of federal financial assistance, including postsecondary institutions.