Texas A&M Corpus Christi plans to look into the costs and other logistics of offering free feminine hygiene products in all campus restrooms after receiving a proposal to do so last week.
“At this point and time we’re looking into investigating it and seeing how this may be a possibility for us,” TAMUCC Assistant Vice President of Student Life Dr. Lisa Perez said.
The Corpus Christi chapter of the national organization “Period” met with school leaders last week in an effort to convince them to offer the hygiene products. Chapter president Ashley Arevalo says she brought Period to the Coastal Bend after finding out how many American women cannot afford those products.
“I’ve always had access to these products,” Arevalo said. “I don’t want someone to ever have to go through that.”
She chose her alma mater, A&M Corpus Christi, as a location to encourage free period product distribution, because of the impact she says the lack of those products has on college students.
“You’re going to end up missing class,” she said. “You pay a lot for these classes, and you really want to get your degree.”
Current TAMUCC students voiced their support for the proposal.
“I think it’s a great idea, because we didn’t choose to have this natural thing that comes naturally every month,” sophomore Julia Mungia said.
“I think that’s a fantastic idea, because many feminine products are really expensive nowadays,” freshman Karla Alaniz said.