By: Emily Hua, Staff Writer
SGA established six sanitary product stations across campus
Newman’s Student Government Association passed the “Sanitary Products Initiative” on March 4 with an aim of supplying free sanitary products to the Newman community, including students, faculty members, staff and visitors.
Talia Powers, who is currently a junior and a SGA senator of School of Science and Math, said that the initiative is a win for women on campus.
“I think it’s essential so that students feel comfort at school,” she said. “One might forget to bring sanitary products or might suddenly need them, and this initiative ensures that they have options readily available to them directly on campus in each building.”
Before this initiative was passed, Newman has provided sanitary products in women’s restrooms at a low cost yet inconvenience as the machine is coin-operated. Each sanitary product costs 25 cents.
Women can now find free sanitary products in six restrooms across campus: in the restrooms on the first and second floors of Bishop Gerber Science Center, on the first floor of Eck Hall, in the space between the Dugan Library and Student Center, on the second floor of DeMattias and the first floor of Sacred Heart Hall.
Two types of sanitary products will be available: pads with wings and tampons. Drawers will also be purchased by SGA to help organize sanitary products.
The sanitary products will be available for use by the end of this week.
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