Members of the NDSU campus community seeking support or information to assist them with their breastfeeding/pumping needs can contact Kara Gravley-Stack, Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Campus Diversity Initiatives in the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Equity, at 231-7091 or Kara.Gravley-Stack@ndsu.edu
Currently, NDSU has the following lactation rooms, fitting the criteria included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA - see below), available:
*Memorial Union - Lactation Room on south side of Brostrom Lounge is a lockable space furnished with 2 comfortable chairs, lamp, and a sink.
*Hultz Hall - Room 241 - It is a converted single bathroom and there is a chair, sink, outlet, small ledge and the door locks from the inside.
*Minard Hall - Room 299L
*A. Glenn Hill Center - First Floor, near restrooms
To see these locations in map form, follow this link to the Facilities Management page: https://www.ndsu.edu/fileadmin/facilities/Gender_Neutral_Family_Lactation.pdf
Other Options for Lactation Space:
The following spaces offer privacy, access to electrical outlets, and comfortable seating, but might be located in single-occupancy restroom facilities:
*Memorial Union Family Restroom across from Bison Connection
*Hultz Hall Room 210 (located in a curtained-off area in a single-occupancy restroom)
*Barry Hall - restroom located on the first floor behind the Bookstore
*Equity and Diversity Center - individual office space and first-floor restroom
*Wellness Center's Childcare Center - Available to NDSU students, faculty and staff by appointment with priority to mothers with children in the Childcare Center. Call the front desk at 231-5203 to make an appointment. The lactation room is in a curtained -off space in the staff lounge.
If you need assistance identifying an appropriate lactation space or have other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kara Gravley-Stack – Kara.Gravley-Stack@ndsu.edu
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly referred to as the healthcare reform act, employers are required to provide reasonable break time for nursing mothers. The act stipulates the following:
An employer shall provide:
a) A reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has the need to express milk
b) A place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by the employee to express breast milk.
c) An employer shall not be required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time under paragraph one for any work time spent for such purpose.