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Pregnant Students and Lactation Space

John Tyler Community College seeks to support all of our students in achieving their goals through academic and career success.  We understand that students who are pregnant or parenting may face additional challenges when juggling school and parenting responsibilities. For assistance connecting to academic and/or community resources contact, Michelle Spencer, Associate Dean of Students.

Pregnant and parenting community and web resources

Pregnant students who need accommodations or academic support due to pregnancy related medical issues should contact:

Michelle Spencer, MSW, M.Ed., LCSW
Associate Dean of Students
804 594-1534

Breastfeeding and Lactation Rooms

Private breastfeeding and lactation rooms are available for all JTCC students, faculty, and staff, but you must make an appointment in advance; walk-ins are not available. To arrange for time in one of our lactation rooms, please contact Michelle Spencer, Associate Dean of Students, at 804-594-1534 or or Sandra Kirkland, Dean of Students, at 804-594-1566 or  If you have an immediate need, please contact JTCC Security at 804-796-4025 (Chester) or 804-897-6678 (Midlothian).

*Rooms are equipped with refrigerators for storage of breastmilk. 

**Lactation materials can be washed using private sinks at both campuses

  • Midlothian Campus - T-Building Employee Lounge, Room T313
  • Chester Campus – Moyar Hall, Room M112C

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status—in educational programs and activities.


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