UA and GAPSA to Provide Free Menstrual Products With New Pilot ProgramApril 15, 2019 |
by Danielle Capriglione
Penn has approved a pilot program to provide free menstrual products in several buildings across campus — a move that comes after students called on administrators to make the products more accessible last semester.
The Undergraduate Assembly and Graduate and Professional Student Assembly have held several meetings with administrators from the Vice Provost for University Life and Student Health Services throughout this semester. On April 10, VPUL spokesperson Monica Yant Kinney emailed the groups and approved the initiative to bring more tampons and pads to campus bathrooms. Director of Campus Health Ashlee Halbritter said the program will begin in the next four to six weeks.