LAUDERDALE, FL (November 5, 2013)– Broward
College’s A. Hugh Adams Central Campus recently joined the ranks of
organizations offering a private room to accommodate nursing mothers. The room,
located in Student Services building 19, room 130, is the first on-campus area
dedicated as a lactation room, providing a quiet and relaxing space for nursing
students and Broward College employees. In addition to providing mothers a
private place to nurse, the space can also be used as a mediation room,
allowing faculty, staff and students to decompress or meditate.
with chairs, tables and a lockable door, the room can be used privately by
appointment or partitioned into separate spaces to be used by up to three
people. However, students and employees who nurse will have priority
mothering and meditation room was created after students made a direct request
in a college-wide survey requesting a quiet space on campus to be used for
nursing mothers, meditation and reflection. The initiative is being led by
Diana Hargis, coordinator of intramural sports, and through the Health and
Wellness Knowledge program.
students brought an important issue to our attention, and we took their request
very seriously,” said Broward College Central Campus President Mercedes
Quiroga, Ph.D. “Their voices were heard, and together, we were able to provide
a safe and comforting place for our students and staff.”
Accommodations are available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., by
appointment. The room is not open to the community, only current faculty, staff
and students, who must have a valid Broward College identification card to swipe
information, contact 954-201-6274.
About Broward College:
Broward College is ranked as one of the top ten community colleges in the
nation by the Aspen Institute. Serving more than 68,000 students annually,
Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year
university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees
in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality
educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a
diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.