FAQs

 

  • Does Boston University offer any parenting resources?
    • The Family Resources Office provides resources and services to support families in managing the challenges of work and family life. The office can help you locate resources for in-home child care, babysitting, child care centers, family day care providers, school age care, play groups, summer camps, and eldercare.
  • I’m struggling to balance family responsibilities and studies/work. What can I do?
    • Finding that balance can be tough. Start by meeting with the Title IX Officer—they’ll help you leverage available resources. If you fall behind, communicate with your supervisor or professor early. You don’t have to disclose your situation, but scheduling a meeting is a good step. We want you to succeed!
  • Can I continue attending class and participating in extracurricular activities while pregnant or parenting?
    • Absolutely! The university ensures that you have the same opportunities as other students to participate in educational activities. You’re entitled to reasonable adjustments, like a larger desk or restroom breaks, to support your education.
  • Am I required to provide a doctor’s note if I am going to be absent for a doctor’s appointment?
    • Nope! BU doesn’t require such a note from employees or students who miss work or class due to a physical or emotional condition, so you cannot be required to supply such a note.
  • Can I make up missed work due to pregnancy or childbirth?
    • Yes! Your professor must allow you to make up any missed work (including attendance and participation) resulting from pregnancy or childbirth.
  • What should I do if I am experiencing harassment due to pregnancy, lactation, or because I’m a parent?