VIOLATION OF PREGNANT STUDENTS’ HOUSING RIGHTS ON COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES UNDER TITLE IX
Anetrice House Family, WE HAVE BEEN HEARD!
As a result of several conversations with a Maryland legal advocacy program, Anetrice House, Inc. is moving forward in addressing the issue of pregnant students being denied or losing their housing and/or scholarships on college and university campuses. During these conversations it has been found that being denied and/or removed from on-campus or off-campus housing due to pregnancy or having delivered your child and unable to return to your off-campus housing with your baby is a violation of the redacted Civil Rights Act of June 23, 1972. In the Civil Rights Act of June 23, 1972, the words “female, “female athlete” and “pregnancy” were added to the original Civil Rights Act of 1964.
So, I am reaching out to my Anetrice House Family for your immediate assistance to stand up and let your voice be heard and to make sure that future pregnant students no longer suffer this injustice! If you attended college from 1972- to present, and your experience falls in the following circumstances, I need you to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I understand that some may have signed a form that loosely states that if a student becomes pregnant, she will lose her housing and/or athletic scholarship. This form is illegal! We are asking that you send us an email with the name of the school and a synopsis of the situation and please tell us how your life has been impacted.
Please read the following questions and if you answer yes to one or more, we would greatly appreciate you sharing your story so that we can begin the much needed work in changing a discriminatory regulation and bring about lasting change while acknowledging past trauma and to ensure future pregnant students never again have to face the difficult decision of to be a mother or not in order to continue their educational and/or athletic pursuits.
1. Were you asked to leave a college dorm due to pregnancy?
2. Were you released from a college sport and lost your housing and/or scholarship due to pregnancy?
3. Did you have an abortion in order to maintain your housing and/or scholarship?
4. Did you apply for a college and/or university and received an acceptance letter; but when they found out that you were pregnant they conveniently lost contact with you or denied you housing?
Lastly, if you have any supporting paperwork (e.g. admittance, financial aid, and /or scholarship packet) and/or a witness that can support your experience, please provide the paperwork and a witness statement (both you and your witness can remain anonymous). If you would like to contact me, please feel free to do so. I can be reached at 443.432.5118. We look forward to your support and thank you in advance for being courageous trailblazers!
Founder/CEO of Anetrice House, Inc.
Anetrice House, Incorporated