Parent Support

Support for Current & Expecting Student-Parents

The Office for Student Affairs provides a broad range of supports and accommodations for both current and expecting student-parents, irrespective of gender. We encourage you to contact us with questions related to pregnancy and parenting at Denver Law. Support is also provided for pregnancy-related conditions, including but not limited to abortion, miscarriage, false pregnancy, fertility treatments, postpartum complications, pregnancy-related depression and anxiety, and other related medical conditions.

A combination of supports and accommodations may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Assistance with navigating course load and scheduling
  • Connecting with other student parents at Denver Law
  • Exam arrangements, including but not limited to breaks during exams or a separate testing environment
  • Classroom arrangements (e.g., preferential classroom seating)
  • Rescheduling/deferment of exams due to the birth of a child or related reasons
  • Taping of classes for absences due to birth of a child or related reasons
  • Lactation room access
  • Breaks during exams to allow for pumping/nursing
  • Leave of absence for the birth of a child or related reasons
  • ADA accommodations for pregnancy-related conditions

Please note that arrangements are considered on a case-by-case basis and determined by individual circumstances. Contact Student Affairs to discuss what options may be available to you.

View Denver Law's Parental Leave Policy by clicking the button below.

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Title IX Information

Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX

The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX is responsible for ensuring the University of Denver provides an environment for faculty, staff and students that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of multiple categories, including pregnancy (which covers pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identify, gender expression and marital status. The office has a responsibility to provide prompt and effective responses to all complaints of discrimination or harassment for faculty, staff and students. For contact information, policies and procedures, please visit their website at the link below.

Title IX Office

The Pregnant Scholar Initiative

The Pregnant Scholar logo

Title IX’s implications for athletics and sexual assault are widely known, but its maternity leave mandates and prohibition of pregnancy discrimination have largely been overlooked. As universities resolve gaps in their policies and move toward full compliance, students, educators and administrators need to know their rights and obligations under the law. The Pregnant Scholar Initiative provides resources for students, postdocs, faculty, administrators and others. Visit their website at the link below.

The Pregnant Scholar