The Free Tampon Collective
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The College of Wooster Mission Statement: The College of Wooster is a community of independent minds, working together to prepare students to become leaders of character and influence in an interdependent global community.
The Free Tampon Collective aims to provide free tampons for students, faculty, or staff who are unable to afford tampons or need menstrual care and do not have immediate access to any. By signing this petition, I agree that The College of Wooster has a need for tampons and free tampons would provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
Why do we need free tampons?
- While the C-Store (the students’ snack and supply store) provides tampons, they are poorly made and have uncomfortable cardboard applicators.
- The nearest supermarket where tampons could be purchased is Drugmart, but it is a 15-minute walk from campus.
- Students who menstruate unexpectedly or are without and menstrual supplies should be able to have access to supplies.
- And finally, having access to tampons for some College of Wooster students just isn’t fiscally possible. CoW should provide meaningful resources to marginalized groups on campus.
What is the Free Tampon Collective’s mission?
The Free Tampon Collective wishes to provide tampons, free of charge, in central bathrooms on campus, so that 1) they may be accessible to students, faculty, or staff who don’t have the financial means to purchase menstrual supplies and 2) so that students with an immediate need for menstrual supplies can be provided with them. By signing this petition, I acknowledge that students without access to proper menstrual materials are unable to fully focus on their studies, hindering their ability to fulfill The College of Wooster’s Mission Statement.
This petition will be presented to the Center of Diversity and Inclusion, The Dean of Students Scott Brown, and President Sarah Bolton.
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