Lactation Rooms

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.

Campus Office Location Contact Kent Women’s Center Williamson House 1200 E. Main Street. (this location available to students) 330-672-9230

Office of the University Architect 116A Harbourt Hall 330-672-3880

Human Resources 118

Heer Hall 330-672-2901

KSU Library Rooms 127, 131 330-672-7905

Schwartz Center Room 155 330-672-1625

Center for Adult and Veteran Services (CAVS) 185A Schwartz Center 330-672-7933

Aeronautics Technology Bldg. Rm. 105 330-672-0792

White Hall Room 502 330-672-0018

Ashtabula Classroom BLDG Room B116A 440-964-4312

East Liverpool Mary Patterson Bldg. Room 101B 330-382-7425

Geauga Classroom BLDG Room 120B 440-834-4187

Geauga (Twinsburg) Twinsburg Center Room 103B 330-487-0574

Salem Classroom BLDG Room 107C 330-337-4190

Stark Learning Resource Center Library Room 205 330-244-3231

Trumbull Classroom BLDG Room 118 330-847-0571

Tuscarawas Science & Advanced Technology Center Room 116 330-308-7451