May 24, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Adler Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Adler Catalog

Pregnancy at Adler (Chicago/Online Campuses)

Pregnancy at Adler 

Adler treats pregnancy (including, but not limited to, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, and recovery therefrom) and related conditions as a justification for which no penalty may be imposed for absences deemed medically necessary by the student’s physician.  

Requests for excused absences related to pregnancy or related conditions should be directed to the student’s instructor(s), and questions about Title IX should be directed to the University’s Title IX Coordinator[email protected]

Appropriate documentation from the student’s physician specifying the length of absence needed for pregnancy or related conditions may be required in order to consider absences excused. At the conclusion of such excused absences, the student shall resume the status held at the time the absences began. Accommodations due to pregnancy or related issues may need to be made in situations where an extended leave is medically necessary.  

If you are experiencing any medical complications from pregnancy or childbirth (e.g., preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, hyperemesis gravidarum) or will be undergoing surgery like a cesarean section, you are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Contact Disability Services to discuss disability-related accommodations. Disability Services will work with you and your program to determine what accommodations may be reasonable based on a case-by-case, interactive basis. Note that medical documentation will be necessary. Contact Disability Services: [email protected]

You also may consider taking a Medical Leave of Absence. It is encouraged that you consult with your program chair or advisor as soon as possible to determine if a leave may be right for you, and how it may impact your completion of your program. A Medical Leave of Absence form is available on the Registrar page on Adler Connect. 



You are requesting excused absences due to childbirth/pregnancy 

Your course instructors 

You have questions about taking time off due to pregnancy 

Title IX: [email protected] 

You have concerns about possible pregnancy or childbirth discrimination, or wish to report discrimination 

Title IX: [email protected] 

You require accommodations for typical pregnancy symptoms (e.g., frequent restroom breaks or elevator access) 

Title IX: [email protected] 


You are experiencing pregnancy or birth related medical complications, and require accommodations 


Disability Services: [email protected] 


You need a significant amount of time off due to pregnancy or childbirth 


Consider taking a Medical Leave of Absence. Form available from the Registrar. (Available on Registrar’s Adler Connect page.) 


Other Information 

  • Adler provides a Nursing Room with privacy, a refrigerator and access to electricity. You may access the room on the Chicago campus by visiting the Front Desk on the 15th floor and requesting a key. 
  • Review Adler’s policy about children visiting found in “Children on Campus” section of the Student Handbook.