Pregnancy and Parenting Rights
Do You Know Your Pregnancy and Parenting Rights?
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy, parenting, and all related conditions, including false pregnancy and loss of pregnancy. Under Title IX, pregnant and parenting students have the right to continue their education, and Sierra College is committed to the success of our pregnant and parenting students.
Did you know that the law prohibits schools that receive federal funds from discriminating against students because of pregnancy, childbirth, abortion, or recovery from these? Schools, like Sierra College, must ensure equal treatment. As a pregnant or parenting student, you have the right to an equal education. You have the right to participate and to have your pregnancy-related absences excused.
Please communicate with our Title IX Coordinator, LaToya Jackson, at (916) 660-7006 or email EEOT9@sierracollege.edu should you require support in any way. Students may also request classroom or other accommodations from our Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office by calling (916) 660-7460.
Students, employees, or applicants for employment who believe they may have been discriminated against based on pregnancy or related conditions, including termination of pregnancy, may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO and Title IX at (916) 660-7006 or email EEOT9@sierracollege.edu to discuss their concerns. Or they may submit an Unlawful Discrimination Complaint Form to the Sierra College District by emailing the Director of Diversity, EEO and Title IX at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu.
In addition, anyone who experiences or observes discrimination in education program or activities based on sex, including pregnancy and related conditions, may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). For additional information, see https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html.
Sierra College is committed to the success of our working mothers and students, and as per California Law and Sierra College policies, lactation facilities are available to employees, students, and visitors. Lactation areas can be found at each of our locations. Click on the lactation icon on the map to find the exact location and contact information:
Family-Friendly Study Room
A family-friendly study room can now be reserved in the Rocklin Campus Library.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Title IX Employer
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students. Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX, Senate Bill 493, and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO and Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at (916) 660-7006 or via email at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu.