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Pregnant Students

Pregnant Students Resources

Motlow State Community College, is committed to creating and maintaining a non-discriminatory learning environment for all students, which includes students who are pregnant.


Accommodations provided under the policy include:

  • Excused absences and medical leave that are deemed medically necessary related to pregnancy. The Office of Title IX will work with both the student and the student’s faculty members to create a plan for completion of course work and continuation of the student’s education. Individual plans may be adjusted as circumstances change.
  • Opportunity to make up any work missed due to medically necessary absences for pregnancy
  • Reasonable adjustments to an education program or activity which include, but are not limited to:
    • Accessible seating (i.e. a larger desk);
    • Appropriate restroom breaks;
    • Excused absences related to medically necessary appointments;
    • Academic adjustments related to childbirth; and
    • Mobility support

Request an Accommodation

If you have questions or concerns about pregnancy accommodations or would like to request an accommodation related to pregnancy, please email Barbara Scales, Title IX Coordinator, Jeanna Scholz, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, or call the Office of Title IX at 931-393-1538.


A student seeking accommodations, adjustments, or requesting excused absences related to pregnancy will need to provide official documentation from the student’s physician.

The Office of Title IX will request a letter from the student’s physician providing dates on which the student’s attendance must be excused and a statement that the absences are deemed medically necessary.

Documentation can be provided in the following ways:

  1. In-person: Bring your documentation materials to the
    • Title IX Office
      5002 Motlow College Blvd
      Smyrna, TN 37167
      Hiatt-Spivey Center 2nd Floor
      HSC 241

    • Moore County/Tullahoma Campus
      6015 Ledford Mill Rd.
      Tullahoma, TN 37388
      Simon Hall S215

  2. Via email: Send an email with documentation attached to or to Jeanna Scholz, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, and reference “Documentation for Pregnancy” in the subject line. Include your name and student ID number in the body of the email.

Campus Facilities

Lactation Rooms and All Gender Restrooms On Campus

If you have concerns about a building that does not currently have a specified lactation room or space, contact Barbara Scales, Title IX Coordinator, Jeanna Scholz, Deputy Title IX Coordinator,, or call 931-393-1538.

Lactation Rooms

  • Moore County – SH108
  • McMinnville – family restroom
  • Smryna – 1st floor women’s restroom in Hiatt Spivey building (separate room directly off of the restroom space)
  • Fayetteville – students come to one-stop for a location (location may vary)

Family/Unisex restrooms

  • McMinnville 1 in McMinnville Center
  • Fayetteville 2 in Sunquist(repurposed faculty restrooms)
  • Smyrna 1 in MLA
    • 3 Public use in HSC
    • 3 Faculty Staff use in HSC
  • Moore 2 in CGL
    • 2 In Simon(repurposed faculty restrooms)
    • 2 in Crouch second floor
    • 2 in Marcum 1st floor on page 1

Additional Resources and Information


Motlow State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Barbara Scales, Executive Director of Organizational Culture & Enrichment
5002 Motlow College Blvd
Smyrna, TN 37167

Jeanna Scholz, Compliance and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

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