As parents continue to return to the office, the adjustments they must make balancing work and their home life can be stressful. It can be difficult to find the amenities necessary to care for their children. The goal of a new lactation room on Millersville University’s campus is to provide parents with a private area for themselves and their children.
The new lactation room is found in McComsey Hall, located on the ground floor. While there is another lactation room in the Health Services building, the goal of the room in McComsey is to provide another opportunity for parents to have privacy while in an academic setting.
The room features a changing table, a charging station, a mini-fridge, a microwave and plenty of other amenities that mothers will find useful. The room is self-service and available when needed. A QR code is located outside of the room, and once scanned, an email will be sent to the user containing a code to open a key lockbox to open the lactation room.
The lactation room is sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women at Millersville University. PCSW was founded in 1988, and members of the committee include all genders from faculty, staff, students and community partners.
Jessica Transue, vice-chair of PCSW, explains the main objectives of the committee are, “to monitor the working, learning and social environment for self-identified women on campus and recommend appropriate action, when necessary; advise the president on matters pertaining to women’s issues as well as act as a liaison and advocate for self-identified women on campus; and recommend appropriate action to ensure gender equity in relation to university employment and policies.”
For a virtual look at the lactation room, visit https://millersville.mediaspace.kaltura.com/id
For updates and more information about PCSW, visit blogs.millersville.edu/pcsw