Awareness & Training

Research shows that students, faculty, and staff are often unaware of pregnant and parenting student rights under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Lack of awareness leads to infringement of student rights, students who are unable to advocate for themselves, and increased dropout rates for this student population. 

Title IX regulations state that colleges and universities are responsible for ensuring students are aware of their rights and employees are appropriately trained on supporting pregnant and parenting students according to the law. Awareness campaigns are an essential method to ensure students are informed of their rights, familiar with available supports, and understand how to advocate for themselves. Faculty and staff training plays a vital role in educating the campus community about the law and equipping employees with the tools necessary to properly assist pregnant and parenting students.

 

  • Awareness Campaigns - review general guidance in a social justice and/or higher education setting, view examples of campus awareness campaigns, and learn lessons from scholarly research
  • Faculty and Staff Training - find professional development opportunities, learn about consultant services, examine guidance on faculty development, and discover resources related to higher education training best practices

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