Title IX and Pregnancy or Related Conditions

CWU is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities and in employment, including pregnancy, as well as childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions.

The Title IX Coordinator at CWU is responsible for overseeing the University’s compliance with the federal laws addressing discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions. Therefore, Civil Rights Compliance (CRC) can assist CWU students and employees who:

  1. May need or be interested in supportive measures (or temporary disability accommodations) related to pregnancy or related conditions; and/or
  2. Believe they have been discriminated against based on pregnancy or a related condition.

Student and Employee Supportive Measures

Central Washington University (CWU) students or employees may be entitled to support, protections, and/or accommodations based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions under Title IX and other federal and state laws.

For more information on supportive measures related to pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions, contact Laura Brant, Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

External Resources

CWU Resources

  • Student and Employment Accommodations

    For more information on temporary disability accommodations based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions, visit our "CWU Student and Employee Accommodations" page. 

  • Early Childhood Learning Center (Ellensburg Campus)

    The Early Childhood Learning Center serves the CWU community (students and employees) by  enrolling children ages 4 weeks-12 years old in their daycare program.

  • Family Resource Center

    The Family Resource Center is part of the Child Development and Family Science program at CWU and offers services (e.g., parenting education and groups) as well as physical (e.g., clothing and basic child supplies) and informational resources to families.

    While the FRC primarily serves the Ellensburg campus community, the FRC also serves CWU community members at the CWU Center locations as needed.

  • Family Study Space in the Brooks Library (Ellensburg Campus)

    Faculty, staff, and students with young children are invited to use the Family Study Space (FSS) located on the first floor of the Brooks Library in the Learning Commons. 

  • Lactation Spaces (CWU Ellensburg & Center Campuses)

    For information on the location of lactation spaces (i.e., nursing rooms), utilize the maps below for the main Ellensburg campus as well as the CWU Center locations.

    CWU Main Ellensburg Campus

    Utilize the online CWU campus map for the Ellensburg Campus and select the appropriate "ADA Accessibility" or "Inclusivity & Diversity" options (e.g., All-Gender Restrooms, Nursing Rooms)

    1. Barge 215
    2. Bouillon 201
    3. Discovery Hall 109
    4. Health Sciences 108
    5. Mitchell 105A
    6. Samuelson 167

    CWU Sammamish 
    A map of the building is not available; however, there are:
    • Changing stations in the first floor bathrooms
    • General use offices that can be utilized as lactation spaces as needed

    CWU Joint Base Lewis-McChord (within the David L. Stone Education Center)
    A map of the David L. Stone Education Center is not available; however, the building has a designated (and marked) lactation space on the 2nd floor. The front desk can provide assistance in finding spaces in the building.

    CWU Moses Lake (co-located on Big Bend Community College campus)
    A lactation space is located in building 1400.

    CWU Wenatchee (co-located on Wenatchee Valley College)
    Utilize the Wenatchee Valley College campus map, using the key to find accessibility information (e.g., gender neutral bathrooms, lactation pods, etc.).

    CWU Yakima (co-located on Yakima Valley College, Yakima Campus)

    Utilize the Yakima Valley College (Yakima Campus) map for campus information; there is a lactation space in the HOPF Union Building [H.U.B.].

  • Wildcat Pantry (Ellensburg Campus)

    The Wildcat Pantry in Brooks Library 101C is a free resource for all CWU students, faculty, and staff to access food and essentials, as well as casual clothing. In addition, Career Services offers free clothing for students.

    Mini-pantry locations/fridges can also be found at the following locations across campus:

    • Diversity and Equity Center in Black Hall
    • 3rd floor of Farrell Hall
    • Career Advising & Tutoring (CAT) Center in Shaw-Smyser 413
    • ASCWU office in Student Union & Recreation Center (SURC) 236
    • Student Lounge of the McIntyre Music Building
    • Near the Museum of Culture and Environment in Dean Hall
    • Outside the 1st floor elevators in Science Hall
    CWU community members that cannot easily access the Ellensburg campus location can use "FoodPantries.org" to find a local food bank or pantry.

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