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OCR: Hinds Community College Failed to Support Pregnant Student, Violated Title IX

 

Hinds Community College in Mississippi violated Title IX by failing to support a pregnant student, who was denied flexibility for doctor’s appointments, penalized for missing class due to childbirth, and harassed by an instructor. The college will reimburse the student’s tuition, revise policies, and train employees on handling requests from pregnant students. OCR found the college lacked a process for pregnant students’ requests and didn’t consider pregnancy as a Title IX matter….

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