Title IX – Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Pregnant and Parenting Students


Medical necessity

is a determination made by a health care provider of a student’s or employee’s choosing.

Pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions

include (but are not limited to) pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, conditions arising in connection with pregnancy, and recovery from any of these conditions, in accordance with federal law.

Pregnancy discrimination

includes treating a woman affected by pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition less favorably than similar individuals not so affected, and includes a failure to provide legally mandated leave or accommodations.

Pregnant student/Birth-parent

refers to the student who is or was pregnant. Although the pronoun “she” and “her” are used herein, this policy and its pregnancy-related protections apply to all pregnant persons regardless of gender identity or expression.

Reasonable accommodations

for the purposes of this policy are changes in the academic environment or typical operations that enable a pregnant student or student with a pregnancy-related condition to continue to pursue her studies and enjoy equal benefits of the University.

Reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
  • accommodations requested by the pregnant student to protect the health and safety of the student and/or her pregnancy (such as allowing the student to maintain a safe distance from hazardous substances)
  • modifications to the physical environment (such as accessible seating)
  • mobility support
  • extending deadlines and/or allowing the student to make up tests or assignments missed for pregnancy-related absences
  • providing remote learning options
  • excusing medically necessary absences
  • granting leave

Source: http://www.pregnantscholar.org


Any member of the CSB or SJU community may report a violation of the Title IX Policy to any supervisor, manager, or Title IX Officer. Supervisors and managers are responsible for promptly forwarding such reports to the Title IX office:

Katherine Lasher
[email protected]
37 South College Ave.
Saint Joseph, MN 56374

To make a report to the Office of Civil Rights contact:

OCR Region Office for Minnesota
U.S. Department of Education
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1427
Chicago, IL 60661
Telephone: 312-730-1700
Fax: 312-730-1704


College of Saint Benedict
Title IX Coordinator:

Katherine Lasher
[email protected]
37 South College Ave.
Saint Joseph, MN 56374

Saint John’s University

(including School of Theology and Seminary)

Title IX Coordinator:

Katherine Lasher
[email protected]
2850 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN 56321