Menstrual Product Program

The Menstrual Product Program (MPP) is a pilot program that serves to provide free menstrual products to our campus community. First developed in collaboration between SGA’s Cultural and Diversity Affairs Committee (CDAC) and the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST), CDAC and WST secured ~$30,000 in spring 2019 for MPP through grant funding from Gift to Tech. MPP began being piloted in spring 2020; however, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to the initiative’s progress.

Goals

Here are the 2 fundamental goals that have guided the creation and implementation of MPP:

  1. Make free menstrual hygiene products available in all campus restrooms (men’s, women’s, and gender-neutral) to promote inclusive menstrual equity for all individuals who menstruate. 
  2. Attain long-term funding from Georgia Tech so that the goal of inclusive menstrual equity may be achieved on a campus-wide scale

This year, SGA has worked with GT Facilities to stock biodegradable and organic menstrual hygiene products from the organization Aunt Flow at the following locations: 

  • Scheller College of Business Women’s 1405
  • Smithgall Student Services (Flag) Building Women’s 153 & Gender Inclusive 143-B
  • Instructional Center Women’s 123 & Gender Inclusive between 204 & 211
  • Mason Civil and Environmental Engineering Building Women’s 1214 & Gender Inclusive 1218
  • West Village Dining Commons Women’s 135 & Gender Inclusive 134
  • Klaus Advanced Computing Building Women’s 1424 and Gender Inclusive 1227
  • Bunger-Henry Building 2nd, 3rd, 4th floor *co-managed by Women in MSE (WiMSE)
  • J. Erskine Love Building 1st, 2nd, 3rd floor *co-managed by Women in MSE (WiMSE)
  • MRDC Building 2nd, 3rd, 4th floor east side *co-managed by Women in MSE (WiMSE)
  • Molecular Science and Engineering Building 1st, 2nd, 3rd floor *co-managed by Women in MSE (WiMSE)
  • Ford ES&T Building *these products are made available through a ChBE DEI initiative
  • Maulding Residence Hall Gender Inclusive 128 *co-managed by Residence Hall Association 
  • Fitten Residence Hall Gender Inclusive 136 *co-managed by Residence Hall Association 
  • Eighth Street West Residence Hall Gender Inclusive 104B *co-managed by Residence Hall Association 
  • GT Connector Gender Inclusive 2nd floor *co-managed by Residence Hall Association
  • North Avenue North Women’s 1st floor *co-managed by Residence Hall Association 
  • Caldwell Residence Hall Gender Inclusive 005 *co-managed by Residence Hall Association