Human Resources > Benefits > Work/Life Balance > Lactation Support
Faculty, student and staff mothers have access to three dedicated on-campus Nursing Mother Rooms at the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses.
The Loop and Lincoln Park locations offer a private and secure place for nursing mothers.
In 2001, Illinois enacted the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act (NMWA) which, in summary, requires employers to provide nursing women with reasonable time each day to express breast milk. In addition, employers must provide nursing women a private room. A bathroom stall is not an acceptable private location.
DePaul University will make every effort to provide the appropriate accommodation for its faculty, staff and student employees with a need to utilize this benefit. It has been determined that each Dean and Vice President's unit will be responsible for providing the necessary accommodation for any request made within their area. Each Dean and Vice President may choose to select a designee within their area to coordinate and manage this process to ensure that the university remains in compliance.
Specific requirements include the following:
If the above accommodations are not possible, or if you have any questions or concerns, contact the Office of Human Resources at (312) 362-8500.
In the event of an emergency, please contact public safety at the Loop: (312) 362-8400 or Lincoln Park: (773) 325-7777.