Pregnant and Parenting

Washington State University (WSU) strives to provide an environment where students are able to work successfully towards graduation, and employees can continue to meaningfully contribute to the workplace, including those students or employees who experience pregnancy, child birth, health conditions related to pregnancy, termination, recovery, and/or the need to care for a newly adopted child or foster child.

WSU provides equal access to services, school programs, and extracurricular activities to pregnant and parenting students as they would to any other students. Students experiencing pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions may contact their campus’s Access Center/Access Services to request reasonable modifications to ensure their equal access. WSU Human Resources Services can assist employees with needs relating to their employment. Human Resources Services also provides information on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which, in addition to medical leave, may be used for things like the birth of a child, placement of an adopted or foster child, and childcare for children under one year of age.