Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to supporting both the academic and holistic success of pregnant and parenting students. Students who are pregnant or parenting are encouraged to remain enrolled in classes. Illinois Wesleyan’s non-discrimination policy states that students who are pregnant and parenting are protected from any form of discrimination by law and entitled to accommodations to allow for the successful completion of classes.
These accommodations may include but are not limited to:
Due to the unique circumstances surrounding each student’s situation, any pregnant or parenting student is encouraged to contact the Title IX coordinator to identify and implement the appropriate accommodations. More information regarding pregnant and parenting students’ rights can be found online through the U.S. Department of Education.
We encourage individuals to be critical consumers when selecting healthcare and supportive services. We recognize that pregnancy is a very personal journey for each woman, with a unique set of circumstances and needs. For your convenience, we have compiled an alphabetized list of potential resources in the local community. Many nonprofits have a particular philosophical or religious perspective; please note that Illinois Wesleyan does not endorse any of the organizations listed below.
For additional campus support (lactation spaces, housing information, health services, etc.) please contact the Dean of Students Office at (309)-556-3111.