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New Private Lactation Spaces Available on Main and Downtown Campuses

Nursing Mothers Can Use Private Rooms Beginning January 8

 

A new lactation room will be available beginning January 8 in the Downtown Campus’s Frio Street Building, Room 2.436. The Office of Facilities Planning and Development/Space Management coordinated the effort with the UTSA Libraries, Student Affairs, Public Safety’s Security Services, the Office of Vice President of Business Affairs, and Student Health Services. 

Students, faculty, or staff who need to use the room can check out the room key at the Library’s circulation desk. The lactation room has two chairs, a table, and an electrical outlet. Recently renovated, the room has no windows and is in close proximity to a set of restrooms. It will be locked while in use and not in use. 

Frio Street Building, Room 2.436

  • Room offered on a space available basis—first-come, first-serve—during the Library hours of operation
  • Limit of two hours each usage—no extensions
  • To access the room, visit the Library Circulation Desk on the Buena Vista Building’s second level to check on room availability. User’s UTSA ID is required to check out the room key.   
  • After using the lactation room, the user must return the key to the Library's Circulation Desk.

this symbol will indicate the location of the two new lactation rooms at UTSA

The Main Campus will also offer a new location for lactating mothers, starting January 8. The JPL has assigned the 11’x6’ JPL 3.03.38 as a lactation room. It has no windows, a chair, table, floor lamp, and power outlet. A placard on the door will identify the room for the users. The room will be locked while in use and not in use.

John Peace Library, JPL 3.03.38

  • Room offered on a space available basis—first-come, first-serve—during the Library hours of operation
  • Limit of two hours each usage—no extensions
  • To access the room, stop at the JPL Front Desk on the second floor to check on availability. User’s UTSA ID is required to check out the room key.   
  • After using the lactation room, the user must return the key Library's Front Desk.

Student Health Services provides information on Breastfeeding-Friendly Sites for Mother and Baby at http://www.utsa.edu/health/resources/lactation-rooms.html

Creating additional private spaces for breast-feeding mothers was a priority of the Business Affairs Staff Relations Council. See Spotlight article in December’s Business Horizons.


 

 

1-4-2018