The college, based in Wheaton, Ill., filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday in the District of Columbia.
Last May, Roman Catholic dioceses, schools, charities and health care agencies filed a dozen federal lawsuits around the country, arguing the requirement violates religious freedom.
Among the plaintiffs in those suits are the University of Notre Dame and Catholic University of America.
Health and Human Services adopted the mandate as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The goal is to improve health care for women and children by allowing women to space their pregnancies.
A religious exemption generally allowed churches and other houses of worship to opt out, but kept the requirement in place for religiously affiliated nonprofits, including hospitals, colleges and charities.
Many religious leaders across faith traditions argued the exemption was far too narrow, and the Obama administration offered to soften the rule. However, the plaintiffs in the lawsuits said the accommodation doesn’t go far enough.