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Resources: Lactation Accommodation

The Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act (820 ILCS 260/1 et seq) applies to employees who need to express breast milk during working hours for the nourishment of their infants. WIU's office of Equal Opportunity & Access coordinates lactation accommodation on campus.

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Some of WOW's Successes

Though these issues continue to require our attention, support, and advocacy, some of the ways WOW has made WIU a better place for all include:

  • Getting a dedicated Women's Studies program Degree Program
  • Documenting the need, advocating for, and raising the funds to establish a Women's Center
  • Establishing more equity on spending for the women's sports teams
  • Getting women's personal product bins in women's bathrooms
  • Advocating for more representation in administrative decision-making positions on campus
  • A Landmark study on salary equity
  • WIU's Parental Leave benefits
  • Dedicated Lactation Rooms on campus