Galerstein Gender Center

Pregnant and Parenting Resources

The Galerstein Gender Center provides resources to support pregnant and parenting students, postdocs, staff, and faculty at UT Dallas while navigating school, work, and family life.

“LilyPad” Lactation Room

LilyPads are clean, secure, and user-friendly environments for students, staff and faculty who need to express breast milk during their work shift or school hours. Please see below for a complete list of our LilyPad rooms.

List of LilyPad Locations


Additional Resources

Work/Life Services through Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP)+
Contact Us:
Toll-Free: (888) 993-7650
User name & Password : utdallas
Email: [email protected]
EAP Services (PDF)
Accessing Online Seminars (PDF)The Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free service provided for you, your dependents, and household members by your employer. This program offers a wide variety of counseling, referral, and consultation services, which are all designed to assist you and your family in resolving work and life issues in order to live happier, healthier, more balanced lives. From stress, addiction, and change management, to locating child care facilities, legal assistance, and financial challenges, our qualified professionals are here to help. These services are completely confidential and can be easily accessed 24/7, offering you around-the-clock assistance for all of life’s challenges.

  • Program Access: You may access the EAP by calling the toll- free Helpline number, using our iConnectYou App, or instant messaging with a work-life consultant through our online instant messaging system.
  • Telephonic Assessments & Support: In-the-moment telephonic support and crisis intervention are available 24/7 along with intake and clinical assessments.
  • Short-term Counseling: Counseling sessions with a qualified counselor to assist with issues such as stress, anxiety, grief, marital/family challenges, relationship issues, addiction, etc. Counseling is available via structured telephonic sessions, video, and in-person at local provider offices.
  • Referrals & Community Resources: Our team provides referrals to local community resources, member health plans, support groups, legal resources, and child/elder care/daily living resources.
  • Advantage Legal Assist: Free 30 minute telephonic or in-person consultation with a plan attorney; 25% discount on hourly attorney fees if representation is required; unlimited online access to a wealth of educational legal resources, links, tools and forms; and interactive online Simple Will preparation.
  • Advantage Financial Assist: Unlimited telephonic consultation with an Accredited Financial Counselor qualified to advise on a range of financial issues such as bankruptcy prevention, debt reduction and financial planning; supporting educational materials available; unlimited online access to a wealth of educational financial resources, links, tools and forms (i.e. tax guides, financial calculators, etc.).
  • Identity Theft Assistance: Free telephonic consultation with an Accredited Financial Counselor; information on steps that should be taken upon discovery of identity theft; referral to full-service credit recovery agencies; free credit monitoring service.
  • Work-life Services: Our work-life consultants are available to assist you with a wide range of daily living resources such as locating pet sitters, event planners, home repair, tutors, travel planning, and moving services. Simply call the Helpline for resource and referral information.
  • Child & Elder Care Referrals: Our child and elder care specialists can help you with your search for licensed child and elder care facilities in your area. They will discuss your needs, provide guidance, resources, and qualified referral packets. Searchable databases and other resources are also available on the Deer Oaks member website.
  • Take the High Road Ride Reimbursement Program: Deer Oaks reimburses members for their cab, Lyft and Uber fares in the event that they are incapacitated due to impairment by a substance or extreme emotional condition. This service is available once per year per participant, with a maximum reimbursement of $45.00 (excludes tips).
Family and Medical Leave Act Information+
The Pregnant Scholar+

The Pregnant Scholar provides valuable information to pregnant and parenting students, staff and faculty on Title IX protections. It also provides resources to educate and empower students, educators, and administrators to know their rights and obligations under the law.

UTD Center for Children and Families+

The UT Dallas Center for Children and Families, housed in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, offers an array of clinical and community outreach activities, organized around three initiatives: parenting healthy families, strengthening interpersonal relationships and enhancing thinking, and learning. Offerings include a resources and referral program, infant development program, and Juega Conmigo Program in English and Spanish. For more information contact Adriana Villa Baird, M.S., LPC, IMH-E (IV), 972-883-4827.

Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology+

Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology’s mission is to understand, evaluate, and improve the ethical and cultural influences on and implications of medicine, science, and technology.

Child Care Options:

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide child care on site during the conference. We recommend you look at the following options to set up temporary child care:

  • – Search for a care situation that fits your specific needs.
  • Sitter City – Arrange a sitter
  • Kiddin’ Around Play Care (Plano Location) – Allows drop-ins. Open Monday-Saturday 8 to Late. Requires up-to-date shots and a membership fee. Phone: +1 (972) 403-1710
  • Adventure Kids Playcare (North Dallas Location) – Allows drop-ins. Open all week, including 10am-9pm on Sunday. Have a non-member rate. Phone: +1 (214) 295-5877
  • Kidsplay Two – Allows drop-ins. A little further out of the way. Also closed on Sunday. A little less expensive. Phone: +1 (972) 394-2977.
Student Services Building, 4th floor
SSB 4.300
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

972-883-6555 (phone)
972-883-6558 (fax)
[email protected]
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The University of Texas at Dallas
Galerstein Gender Center
800 W. Campbell Road, SSB41
Richardson, TX 75080-3021