Libraries
Lactation Room for Nursing Mothers in the Edmon Low Library



To serve OSU students, faculty, staff and campus visitors who are balancing the demands of school, work, and a new baby, the Edmon Low Library is committed to creating a lactation room to promote the health and wellness of mothers and their babies. Studies show that women, especially working mothers, have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Therefore, the presence of this space in the Library is a visible sign of community support as new mothers learn to balance multiple roles and demands that could derail their educational and career objectives. 


At the heart of the OSU campus, the Library is in a position to reduce physical barriers to accessing a lactation space. In addition to its centralized location, the Library has extended hours of operation seven days a week, which is well beyond the hours of the few publicly available lactation spaces on campus. 


Located in an easily accessible space on the first floor, the lactation room will be available through an online reservation system. It will feature a door that locks from the inside, good ventilation and lighting, electrical outlets at an easy-to-reach level, a sink with hot and cold water (for cleaning the breast pump, washing hands, etc.), an appropriate chair, and a table for the breast pump. The space will also be fully wheelchair accessible. 


Your gift to the OSU Library Fund will help make this new space a reality! The Lactation Room will be an important and timely way for the Library to support the health and wellness of its students, faculty, and staff, as we continue to make OSU "America's Healthiest Campus."

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Happy Hour Challenge - Day One
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-8pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 Athletics 254
2 College of Arts and Sciences 55
3 College of Education and Human Sciences 46
4 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 39
5 Ferguson College of Agriculture 33
6 CEAT 25
7 Spears School of Business 20
8 Homecoming 18
9 Libraries 16
10 Scholarships 14
11 Basic Needs Security 12
12 New Frontiers 10
13 College of Veterinary Medicine 8
14 Diversity and Inclusion 8
15 Greenwood School of Music 7
16 Global Studies & Partnerships 7
17 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 6
18 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 6
19 Cowboy Marching Band 5
20 Women for OSU 4
21 Doel Reed Center in Taos 3
22 Global Student Experience 3
23 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 3
24 Counseling Services 3
25 Honors College 2
26 Campus Beautification 2
27 Center for Health Sciences 2
28 Leadership 1
29 OSU-Tulsa 1
30 Caring for Our Students 1
31 Center for Africana Studies 0
32 Academic Success 0
33 Allied Arts 0
34 America's Healthiest Campus 0
35 Graduate College 0
36 Keeping Campus Safe 0
37 KOSU Radio 0
38 Museum of Art 0
39 OSU Institute of Technology 0
40 OSU-Oklahoma City 0
41 OSUTeach 0
42 Support the Financial Management Association 0
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Match
Lactation Room Match - $10k
The Friends of the Library Board will match all gifts to the Library’s Lactation Room Project up to $10,000!
$8,366 MATCHED
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Happy Hour Challenge - Day Two
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-6pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 College of Arts and Sciences 37
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 31
3 Ferguson College of Agriculture 22
4 CEAT 21
5 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 16
6 Spears School of Business 15
7 Homecoming 14
8 Athletics 13
9 Basic Needs Security 12
10 Doel Reed Center in Taos 11
11 Scholarships 10
12 New Frontiers 10
13 OSU-Oklahoma City 9
14 Libraries 9
15 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 9
16 College of Veterinary Medicine 7
17 Global Studies & Partnerships 5
18 Greenwood School of Music 4
19 Center for Health Sciences 3
20 Women for OSU 3
21 Cowboy Marching Band 3
22 Campus Beautification 2
23 KOSU Radio 2
24 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 2
25 Diversity and Inclusion 1
26 Counseling Services 1
27 Keeping Campus Safe 1
28 Caring for Our Students 1
29 Honors College 1
30 Center for Africana Studies 0
31 Academic Success 0
32 Allied Arts 0
33 America's Healthiest Campus 0
34 Global Student Experience 0
35 Graduate College 0
36 Leadership 0
37 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
38 Museum of Art 0
39 OSU Institute of Technology 0
40 OSU-Tulsa 0
41 OSUTeach 0
42 Support the Financial Management Association 0
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