We hope you are doing well and staying safe. As we continue the fall semester, the Student Senate wanted to share information about the Menstrual Products Pilot Program and where students can get free menstrual products on campus.
In April 2021, the Student Senate partnered with Facilities Planning and Management to pass the Menstrual Products Pilot Program Resolution, an initiative to provide free and sustainable menstrual products to students for the fall 2021 semester. The dispensers were installed in three buildings — the Student Center, State Hall and the David Adamany Undergraduate Library — on the first floor of each building's women’s bathroom. The products contain 100% cotton, are biodegradable and were purchased from Aunt Flow, an organization committed to achieving menstrual equity.
The lack of access or affordability of products can affect a student's education and general well-being; therefore, the Student Senate understands the importance of addressing this need. By gathering data through usage and student feedback, we plan to expand this initiative by installing dispensers in three additional locations for a total of six restrooms on campus that will provide free products year-round.
We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete the Student Feedback Survey, which will ask you about your experiences using the products and how it has impacted your overall experience at Wayne State. With your continued support and engagement, we can ensure that students have long-term access to free menstrual products on campus!