Galerstein Gender Center Resources

The GGC provides a variety of in-house services for students, staff, faculty and the community, including space for study, events and meetings to accommodate individuals and groups. The Center provides student organization advising, as well as professional counseling services for students, staff and faculty. We offer a lending library with gender-related books and materials and videos, which can be checked out with a valid Comet Card.

Counseling Services

The GGC offers individual short-term counseling as a unique support service available to faculty, staff and students on a variety of gender-related issues, such as: justice and equity, relationships, balancing work/family issues, race and culture, workplace/classroom conflict mediation, harassment, discrimination, sexual assault, sexual identity and orientation. resources

The GGC supports the mission of the Office of Diversity & Community Engagement to “embrace, enhance, and celebrate diversity at all levels of the University”.

Initial appointments can be made by phone (972-883-6555), email or in person at the Galerstein Gender Center, SSB 4.300.

Lactation Facilities

LilyPad Lactation Room

A clean, secure and user-friendly environment for students, staff and faculty women who need to express breast milk during their work shift or school hours. The LilyPad is furnished, equipped with a sink, refrigerator and cleaning supplies, and private. It is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. and is located in the Galerstein Gender Center, Student Services Building, Suite 4.300.

LilyPad # 2 Lactation Room

A pumping station and lactation room has opened for new mothers in Founders Building (FO 3.102). LilyPad No. 2 is open to students, staff and faculty and Comet Card access is required for the room. The room has three stations that are separated by curtains for privacy. It also has a sink and a small refrigerator for temporary storage. Please contact the Galerstein Gender Center at 972-883-6555 or [email protected] to get access to the room.

LZ Lactation Room

The LZ room is located inside the Office of Research in the Administration Building. Visitors to this room needs to contact Briana Wetterskog to add appointments to the calendar. They can email her at [email protected] or call 972-883-2792. Visitors should enter through AD 3.218 where they can pick up the key to the LZ Room, AD 3.2C6. The LZ room is furnished with a chair and table, equipped power outlet and cleaning supplies, and private. It is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

  • LZ Room Location
  • LilyPad in Biological Sciences Building (BSB)

    This location, (BSB 11.201), has 2 stations for nursing mothers. This includes chairs, side tables, and privacy curtains. Additional features include a microwave, and a refrigerator. The mothers provide the pump and cleaning supplies. In order to access/book the room, you will need to be added to the calendar with a valid Comet Card. For additional information, please contact Shannon Gaspard at [email protected] or Jamesha Townsend at [email protected]

    LilyPad in Research and Operations Building (ROC)

    This location is inside Office of Information Resources, ROC 2.200 suite. Please contact Ann Hays at [email protected] for access.

    Lending Library

    The GGC offers a library that contains over 1,200 books, as well as several DVD movies, on various gender and social issue topics. Most items in the library are available for checkout to any student, staff, or faculty member. The only thing you need to check materials out is your Comet Card. The library also doubles as a space where students can eat lunch or study, or gather for group study sessions and/or meetings. To view a catalog of books in our library, check out the catalog.

    GGC Listserv (E-mail List)

    Want to stay informed about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities? Feel free to join our listserv! All you need to do to sign up is to attend one of our events and indicate on the sign-in sheet that you want to be added, or send us an email requesting to add you to the list, and we'll take care of the rest.

    The University Nondiscrimination Policy

    UT Dallas is committed to equal opportunity and supports an environment on campus that is inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination and harassment. As an institution, we are committed and dedicated to all the principles outlined in the University’s Nondiscrimination policy. The University Nondiscrimination Policy UTDBP3090 was recently revised to include language that extends its nondiscrimination protections to include gender expression and gender identity in addition to the protection provided for sexual orientation. The policy also prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy,) national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

    The time limits to report discrimination have changed and the 60 day time frame to file a complaint was eliminated. A request for informal resolution or filing of a written complaint should be done as soon as possible after the occurrence. Individuals are encouraged to file complaints in a timely manner, in most cases this will be thirty (30) calendar days, as delaying may limit the University’s ability to thoroughly investigate the allegations and resolve the issue.

    Departmental websites and documents that contain the Nondiscrimination statement should be updated to reflect these policy changes.

    The University of Texas at Dallas has a diverse population of faculty, staff and students. By drawing on diverse strengths and talents and developing a truly inclusive environment, we will increase productivity and be in the best position to succeed in today’s global community.

    For questions regarding this policy, please contact Marco Mendoza in the Office of Human Resources – Institutional Equity (972.883.4412 / [email protected]. (source: UT Dallas Human Resources Website).

    Gender-Neutral Restrooms

    The GGC is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. A single unit, gender-neutral restroom is located on the second floor of the Student Services Building, across from the vending machines. The restroom provides a safe and comfortable facility for your convenience and privacy. For your reference, here is a complete list of gender-neutral restrooms across campus:

    • Download Gender-Neutral Restroom Location List


    Child Care & Life Resources

    UTD also offers several additional resources to students through the Work-Life services program. The program is designed to offer resources and referral services to students and their families to help them with dependent care and daily living needs. The services below are just a sampling of what is offered:

    • Child Care: nanny and au pair agencies, before-and-after school care, summer care and camps, parenting tips
    • Adoption: international adoption, post-adoption services, adoption attorneys
    • Education: public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities, financial aid/scholarship assistance, tutoring programs
    • Elder Care: senior housing, home care and adult day care, information and resources for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, caregiver support
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    • Daily Living: pet-sitting, relocation, consumer purchases, errand services, entertainment
    • Wellness: diet and nutrition counseling, smoking cessation
    • Legal/Financial: downloadable legal documents, financial calculators, online articles, tips and learning opportunities.
    To access these resources, log into Galaxy with your Net ID and password, then click on "Child Care & Life Resources".

    Additional Resource: Search for child care centers and in-home licensed providers

    Campus Resources

    Community Resources

    National LGBTQ Resources

    National Gender Resources