The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Office of Human Resources Division of Finance and Administration

Nursing Mother Suites

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers the Nursing Mother Suites to all faculty, staff and students who are in need of a private, secure and sanitary location to express breast milk and to provide a comfortable and quiet location to breastfeed a child. The university supports women who are balancing work and study commitments with their needs as mothers of young children

Amenities
With the exception of Student Health Services locations, rooms are equipped with a comfortable recliner, table and television. Women must provide their own breast pump and supplies.

Privacy
To ensure privacy, each room is equipped with an identification card reader. A door sign is available at the Student Health Services locations, which must be placed on the door handle to indicate that the room is in use.  

Locations

Edinburg Location:

  • Health Affairs Building East (EHABE) 1.111
  • Mathematics and General Classroom (EMAGC) 2.202A
  • Liberal Arts Building North (ELABN) 308
  • University Center (EUCTR) 313

Brownsville Location:

  • Health Services Clinic – Cortez Hall (BCRTZ) 237 (Temporary location)

Harlingen Location:

  • Clinical Education Building (HCEBL) 2.136.03

Request a Mommy Card:

To access the Nursing Mother Suites, please submit the request form to the corresponding department to obtain a Mommy Card. Click here to access form. 

Contact information

For more information about the Nursing Mother Suites, or if you have comments or suggestions please contact Organizational Development & Training – Employee Wellness.

Carla Lopez

carla.lopez@utrgv.edu

(956) 665-5025

Resources

Co-sponsors

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ADVANCE Program

The UTRGV ADVANCE Program is a five-year, $3.1 million institutional transformation grant, funded by the National Science Foundation, with the goal of increasing the representation and advancement of women, especially Hispanics, in STEM academic fields. The project started in fall 2012 with several integrated initiatives designed to enhance the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women faculty. Our ultimate goal is to create a supportive workplace and a family-friendly climate that attracts and nurtures the careers of all faculty. As part of the Policy & Climate initiative, a Lactation Policy Committee was formed in spring 2014 to develop a campus lactation policy/guidelines and to identify spaces on campus to be used for that purpose. As a result, and in collaboration with the offices of Human Resources, Dean of Students, and Facilities Management, several Nursing Mother Suites have been created across the university.

For more information about the UTRGV ADVANCE program, go to www.utrgv.edu/advance