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.

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

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)

    The location is BSB 11.201 and 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, please click here.

    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: