Lactation Rights and Resources for Students

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy, parenting and all related conditions, including lactation.  Lactating mothers have the right to a space, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view, has a lock, and is free from intrusion to express milk or breast feed.  While students are free to breast feed in any location they and their infant child are authorized to be in, infants and small children are not permitted in classrooms.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for lactating students. For assistance and more information, contact Student Accessibility Services  (757) 221-2509.

The following on-campus locations have rooms that may be used for lactation.  For more information about specific room locations and to coordinate use of the space, please reach out to the contact person listed below.  While this list provides information about buildings and spaces that have been set aside for lactation, Student Accessibility Services will work with students to find other spaces as needed. 

Hornsby House
Sharron Gatling sggatl@wm.edu (757)221-2615
School of Education
Liz Kiewiet ejkiew@wm.edu (757) 221-6027 *Room 1105 is accessible to anyone and can be locked from the inside
VIMS
Jennifer Latour jennifer@vims.edu (804) 684-7103
Law School
Liz Jackson lajac1@wm.edu (757) 221-3782
School of Business
Josh Andelin jandelin@mason.wm.edu (757) 221-4665 *Room 2027A can be used for this purpose; call to coordinate use
Swem Library (757) 221-3072
Room 308, located on the third floor; Access to the room is available during library operating hours, and is available on a first come first serve basis.  To use the room, check out the key at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.  You will need to show an ID to check out the key (W&M ID or Driver's License).