Lactation Rooms

Kent State faculty and staff who are nursing mothers now have the option of using a lactation room. The resource for new mothers is part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the federal health care reform law).

The legislation requires employers to provide nursing mothers with reasonable break time to express breast milk for the first year following the birth of a child. A room must also be provided and must be shielded from view, free from intrusion by co-workers and the public, and cannot be a bathroom.

There are several designated lactation rooms on the Kent Campus and one room at each Regional Campus and the Twinsburg Academic Center.  Each room has a table and chair and some locations also have a small refrigerator.

Use of the lactation rooms is optional for nursing moms. Employees who wish to use one of the rooms should call the phone number listed for that location prior to your first visit, to make arrangements and determine a schedule.

While the federal legislation does not require employers to pay employees for the time spent nursing, Kent State employees are permitted to use break and lunch time for this purpose. Additional, reasonable breaks will be permitted as needed. 

 

Lactation Room Locations

Room Location

Campus

Contact Information

Aeronautics Technology Building, Room 015

Kent

Deborah Terrill at 330-672-0792

Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, Room 022

Kent

330-672-0942

Center for Adult and Veteran Services, Schwartz Center Room 182A

Kent

330-672-7933

Center for Undergraduate Excellence, Room 121

Kent

330-672-0980

Center for Visual Arts, Room 240

Kent

330-672-2192

Harbourt Hall

Kent

330-672-3880

Human Resources Heer Hall, Room 118

Kent

330-672-0942

Kent State University Library, Room 131

Kent

330-672-7577

Schwartz Center, Room 261D

Kent

Karen Steiner at 330-672-8367

White Hall, Room 500

Kent

330-672-2202

Williamson House, 1200 Main Street

(this location also available to students)

Kent

330-672-9230

Classroom Building Room, B116A

Ashtabula

440-964-4312

Mary Patterson Building, Room 101B

East Liverpool

330-382-7425

Classroom Building, Room 120B

Geauga (Burton)

440-834-4187

Twinsburg Center, Room 103B

Geauga (Twinsburg)

330-487-0574

Classroom Building, Room 107C

Salem

330-337-4190

Learning Resource Center, Library Room 205

Stark

Call 330-244-3231

Classroom Building, Room 118

Trumbull

330-847-0571

Science and Advanced Technology Center, Room 116

Tuscarawas

330-308-7451

Visit the Office of the University Architect web site for updated information concerning lactation rooms.