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Employee Wellness

Phone: (E) 956-665-2451

Phone: (B) 956-882-8205


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.

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


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.


  • Health Affairs Building East (EHABE) 1.111
  • Mathematics and General Classroom (EMAGC) 2.202A
  • Liberal Arts Building North (ELABN) 308
  • University Center (EUCTR) 313
  • Medical Education Building (EMEBL) 1.119
  • Edinburg Team-Based Learning Center (ETBLC) 2.131
  • Health Services Clinic – Cortez Hall (BCRTZ) 237 ( Temporary location)
  • Music, Science & Learning Center (BMSLC) 1.211
  • Brownsville Interdisciplinary Academic Building (BINAB) 2.228
  • Clinical Education building (HCEBL) 2.112

Request a Mommy Card

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

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.

(956) 665-5025


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 the fall of 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 the spring of 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