Huston-Tillotson University permits students to attend classes and participate in university activities while pregnant. The college reserves the right to prohibit any pregnant student from living in its residence halls or enrolling or continuing to attend classes if there is reasonable evidence that such activities might jeopardize the health of the student or fetus and/or unduly disrupt the normal operations of the University.
The University assumes no liability or responsibility for student’s pregnancy, prenatal care, miscarriage or other complications, abortion, or birth, which may occur on University property.
A student found to be pregnant while residing in the residence hall, who at the end of the semester, will be less than (6) months pregnant who wish to remain in the Residence Hall for the remainder of that semester only, and/or pregnant students living off-campus must comply with the listed procedures.
Failure to comply with the regulations and procedures will result in immediate removal from the residence halls and possible suspension from classes for the rest of the semester.
A pregnant student is required to:
- Immediately notify the University Nurse and Residence Hall Director, who will respect the student’s privacy according to medical and counseling privacy information policies of the college.
- Provide evidence to the Health Center of appropriate and periodic (frequency determined by University Nurse) pre-natal medical exams and health care planning.
- Upon recommendation from the University Nurse, physician and or Hall Director, attend appropriate personal counseling sessions.
- Attend periodic conferences with the University Nurse, as frequently as deemed necessary by the nurse.
- Sign the HT Liability Waiver form, a legal document relieving the University of any and all liabilities and/or responsibilities for miscarriage, abortion, other complications, or injury to the unborn.