Originally Posted by MichelleZB
At least in Ontario, the buzzword is "accommodate". They have to accommodate your pregnancy. Do you feel as though you weren't accommodated?
Accomodation is only a duty when there is a disability, e.g., you were told by a doctor to stay on bed rest, therefore could not attend lectures. Unless you have a physician's authority in the form of a note, there is duty to accommodate.
Any accomodation beyond this duty is strictly voluntary.
In my case, I asked to be connected to services and support on campus, and was thrown in to the bureaucracy that is student services; followups forgotten, files passed between advisors, etc.
For example, I was given an appointment with a disability advisor, rather than the Women's equity advisor. This choice of advisor served to guide me away from the parents network on campus, housing services, etc.
40, 000 student campus we are talking about here, and I was not very socially well connected.
I am working on a letter to the office that initiated the referral, as I want to let them know that students need better recognition and support than what I was given.