Title IX and Pregnant, Parenting and Married Students
MSU will not apply any rule concerning a student's actual or potential parental, family, or marital status which treats students differently on the basis of sex. MSU will not discriminate against any student, or exclude any student from its education program or activity, including any class or extracurricular activity, on the basis of such student's pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy or recovery therefrom, unless the student requests voluntarily to participate in a separate portion of the program or activity. MSU will not require such a student to obtain the certification of a physician that the student is physically and emotionally able to continue participation unless such a certification is required of all students for other physical or emotional conditions requiring the attention of a physician. MSU shall treat pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy and recovery therefrom in the same manner and under the same policies as any other temporary disability with respect to any medical or hospital benefit, service, plan or policy which MSU administers, operates, offers, or participates in with respect to students admitted to MSU's educational program or activity. MSU shall treat pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy and recovery therefrom as a justification for a leave of absence for so long a period of time as is deemed medically necessary by the student's physician, at the conclusion of which the student shall be reinstated to the status which she held when the leave began.
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