Ball State provides multiple dedicated lactation rooms on campus for employees, students, and visitors to support women balancing their needs as mothers.

Lactation Room Locations

Lactation Room Logo

Access Cards

Access cards are required for all locations and may be obtained from the HR Solutions Center, AD G008, or by calling 765-285-9355.

Visitors in the Alumni Center may obtain access cards at the front desk. Visitors at the Student Center may obtain them at the check-in desk for the Ball State Hotel.

Responsibilities for Employees and Supervisors

Employees of the university who are currently lactating and/or breastfeeding are responsible for requesting and arranging with their supervisor a reasonable break or flexible scheduling time to pump or breastfeed.

Individual users of the rooms must provide their own breast pump and refrigeration for their milk.

Entrance to the lactation rooms will require an access card. This card can be obtained from the Working Well office, located in AD G029, or by calling 765-285-9355. All lactation rooms will include electrical outlets, a locking door, and chairs for users.

Supervisors are responsible for providing reasonable paid break times each day for lactating and/or breastfeeding employees.

These breaks will be allocated once every 3–4 hours for an estimated time of up to 30 minutes each to pump or breastfeed.

Supervisors must also identify the location of the lactation rooms with a logo, making it easier for lactating and/or breastfeeding employees to locate it for use.

Supervisors are to assist in providing a positive atmosphere of support for lactating and/or breastfeeding employees, and are also encouraged to set up a temporary or permanent lactation space in their area.

If you are a supervisor with a proposed location for this permanent need in mind, contact Working Well at 765-285-9355 to report the room and request necessary signage. Proposed lactation locations cannot include bathroom stalls or temporary storage areas as suitable spaces.