The Office of Equity and Inclusion at Minnesota State Community and Technical College is working with our Facilities Department and Aunt Flow to bring free period products to all women's and gender-neutral bathrooms on all 4 of our campuses.
This is important to us because we know that:
1. Period products are not covered by WIC
2. 30 states tax period products because they're viewed as "non-essential"
3. Nearly 1 in 5 americans have left or skipped school because they did not have access to period products
While primarily for students, this product will also be available for anyone who finds themselves in a women's or gender-neutral bathroom on an M State campus. That includes those who may not have regular access to bathrooms, housing, or period products.
Funded by Cass Clay (October 2021)