Period

Period was a student passion project brought to life by Student Affairs. Its purpose is to provide free menstrual products. 

A national survey commissioned by Free The Tampons in 2013 revealed that 86% of menstruators (ages 18-54) started their period unexpectedly in public without the supplies they need. The way they have dealt with the onset of an unexpected period varied, but it remains clear that the resolution was oftentimes interruptive of their day with 79% improvising or “MacGyvering” a tampon or pad out of toilet paper or something else, 62% going to a store immediately to buy supplies, 53% asking another person for supplies, 48% obtaining supplies from a dispenser in a public restroom and 34% going home immediately to get supplies.

In order to create a more equitable learning environment and negate the potential for menstruation to interrupt learning, working and living authentically, there are free menstrual supplies in the following buildings and restrooms across campus. 

Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center

  • F 1st Floor
  • GN Single-use locker room

Anschutz Library

  • F 3rd Floor
  • GN 2nd Floor
  • GN 2nd Floor

Burge Union

  • GN 1st Floor
  • F 1st Floor

Capitol Federal Hall

  • F Room 1111 - 1st Floor
  • "Privacy Restroom" 1st Floor

DeBruce Center

  • GN Ground Floor
  • F Ground Floor

Fraser Hall

  • F 1st Floor - 126
  • M 1st Floor

Green Hall

  • F 1st Floor
  • GN 1st Floor (in Legal Aide)

Haworth Hall

  • F 1st Floor - 1017
  • M 1st Floor - 1019

JRP

  • F 2nd Floor
  • M 2nd Floor

Kansas Union

  • GN Room 422
  • F 4th Floor
  • M 4th Floor
  • F 1st Floor
  • M 1st Floor

LEEP 2

  • F 1st Floor
  • GN 1st Floor

Lindley Hall

  • F 306
  • M 406

Malott Hall

  • F 2051
  • M 2053

Murphy Hall

  • F 108
  • M 107

 Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center

  • F Main Floor
  • M Main Floor

School of Pharmacy

  • “Family Restroom” 2nd Floor 
  • F 1st Floor

Strong Hall

  • F Garden Floor
  • F 1st Floor W Wing

Summerfield Hall

  • GN 1st Floor
  • F 1st Floor

Watkins Memorial Health Center

  • GN 1st Floor Room 1615
  • F Room 1211
  • F 2nd Floor

Watson Library

  • GN 3rd Floor
  • GN 3rd Floor
  • F 3rd Floor

Wescoe Hall

  • GN Room 3522
  • GN Room 3523
  • F 4th Floor E Wing
  • M 4th Floor E Wing

 

Have questions about the Period program? Email Student Affairs.

Last updated April 22, 2021


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