Students and employees with children are supported at NMSU with accommodations and child-friendly benefits. These include creating an accessible and inclusive environment for pregnant and parent students and employees. To this end, NMSU will provide reasonable academic and employment accommodations when requested and if medically necessary as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions.
Employees seeking pregnancy-related leave or other accommodations or parental leave should first contact Human Resource Services. Students seeking accommodations should contact OIE’s Affirmative Action and Accessibility Officer at 575-646-3635 for assistance or complete this form. Aggie Health Center provides pregnancy detection and counseling services, Lactation Rooms (link to list of rooms) are located throughout campus, and NMSU makes available for students, faculty and staff an on-campus child care option at Myrna’s Child Care Village which is located on 4101 Sam Steel Way, Las Cruces, NM 88003 and can be contacted at 575-646-1651.
In addition, while a routine pregnancy is not covered by NMSU policies on disability accommodations, impairments arising from a pregnancy might be. Students seeking additional information should contact Student Accessibility Services. Faculty and staff should contact OIE’s Affirmative Action and Accessibility Officer at 575-646-3635 for assistance or complete this form.
As with disability and religious accommodations, NMSU has a grievance procedure that provides students and employees a means to seek equitable resolution for complaints about the denial of requested pregnancy-related, childbirth, or adoption accommodations.
If you believe you’re not getting the accommodations you need, please contact OIE at 575-646-3635.