Support for Pregnant & Parenting Students

Becoming a new parent is exciting and rewarding; however, it can also shift your focus and daily needs as you try to navigate the learning environment at UT Southwestern. The Division of Title IX is here to support you as you adjust to your life as a learner and parent. Learning how to balance the personal responsibilities of pregnancy or parenthood with your academic responsibilities can be challenging. UT Southwestern has a number of resources available to help you during this time.

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Protection for Pregnant & Parenting Students

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and parenting status.

UT Southwestern is required to provide students with reasonable accommodations due to pregnancy and parenting needs when appropriate.

Request an Accomodation

Examples of Accommodations for Learners

  • Reviewing lectures online if available
  • Opportunity to make up field / lab work
  • Rescheduling of tests or exams
  • A larger desk
  • Breaks during class, as needed
  • Submitting work after a deadline missed due to pregnancy or childbirth
  • Providing alternatives to make up missed work
  • Assignment of an Incomplete grade, if eligible
  • Allowing “Withdrawal” with refund, if eligible

Child Care and Parenting Resources

If you have an impairment related to pregnancy, you can receive one on one assistance with seeking accommodations that will help you maintain your academic well-being.  There are also a host of resources throughout UT Southwestern that can help in your parenting journey.








Parent Transition Back with Education Support

Student Parent Liaison 

UT Southwestern has dedicated staff, who work with pregnant or parenting students to provide accommodations, support, and resources. Our Title IX staff will support you to ensure that you transition smoothly back into the learning environment. Our goal is to assist you in maintaining or developing the solid connections you need as a new parent. To contact our office, please call 214.648.4343. You may also call your Dean's office for assistance. 


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Student Employment and Academic Success 

Student Academic Support Services (SASS) is a resource available to all UT Southwestern students to help them achieve their academic potential. The service is provided by caring professionals who are available for confidential personal consultations.

The following services are offered:

  • Learning skills assessment
  • Learning skills development
  • Time management strategies
  • Effective writing skills
  • National board support

Student Health Insurance

On-Campus Employment Opportunities

The UT Southwestern Student Wellness and Counseling Center provides personal counseling, psychotherapy, group therapy, and psychiatric services for UT Southwestern students in the Medical School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and School of Health Professions. Our goal is to help students maintain wellness and discover ways of thriving instead of merely surviving during their time here as students.

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Pregnancy Resources for Employees

For more information regarding available resources for pregnant and parenting employees, visit the UT Southwestern Wellness site.


Any department wishing to consult with the Division of Title IX regarding any requests for accommodations or resources on campus may contact the Division of Title IX by or phone 214-643-4343.