WAC Adds Period Products Into Female and Gender Neutral Bathrooms Around Campus


Sophia Lohman

Campolindo High school has implemented free period products in bathrooms.

Campolindo has recently added period products to the girl’s bathrooms throughout the school, courtesy of the Women’s Awareness on Campus Club (WAC). While products were previously offered in the Wellness Center, they have now been added to bathrooms as well. Tampons and pads are held in baskets near the doors.

According to senior and president of WAC Emily Floyd, the supplies were put in on Friday, January 13 into six of the girl’s bathrooms around the campus. The club’s plan is to “create more baskets and make them available in every single female and gender neutral bathroom on campus.”

Freshman Colbie Freese feels positively about this new addition, “I think this will be very helpful for people with periods because the products are located in a private place, and they are free and accessible.”

Freese added, “It will definitely help reduce worries about running out of products and my friends and I agree that it is great to have in case of an emergency. It’s also helpful that there are different products presented to help people who may only be comfortable with specific or different products.”

Additionally, there are signs above the baskets with QR codes telling people to scan if the supply becomes low or empty, allowing a constant flow of products to be accessible for people to use without worrying about not having supplies for their period.

Floyd added that “while the plan is not entirely hammered out right now… the current plan with the QR codes is that when a bathroom is out of a specific product a student or multiple students will scan the QR code, [then] it would go to one of the members of our board and she would report that to the office, where period products are being kept, and an office TA will just grab them from the vault, run over to the bathroom, and put them in to restock.”

These new editions to the bathrooms are very exciting for students. Freshman Isabelle Culinco said, “I think it was necessary for them to have it before but I’m glad that they became aware and they have them now. It’s important to realize that sometimes people forget them at home or they don’t have access to them and it’s good to make sure that access is there.”