To better understand the campus climate surrounding menstruation, Vanderbilt students are invited to participate in an online survey from Monday, Jan. 27 to Friday, Jan. 31. The survey is open to all students, whether they menstruate or not. It is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Student Government Health and Wellness Committee’s Period Task Force and the Provost’s Women’s AdVancement and Equity (WAVE) Council.
The short survey takes only a few minutes to complete. It will allow the committee to gain an understanding of the menstrual experiences of Vanderbilt students and to assess the need for free menstrual products in public spaces on campus.
Those who take the survey will be entered to win skybox tickets to an upcoming women’s basketball game and more. Four students will win tickets for themselves and a friend to watch the Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss game on Sunday, Feb. 9, from the skybox in Memorial Gym. The game begins at 4 p.m. and includes catered food and refreshments. Another 30 students will win a free Diva Cup (reusable menstrual cup valued at $38).
Screening of ‘Period. End of Sentence.’ Jan. 30
In conjunction with the survey, there will be a free screening of the award-winning short film Period. End of Sentence. followed by a discussion on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Sarratt Student Center, Room 216/220. Charity Brock, co-founder of On the Dot, and Judy Robinson, a program specialist with Metro Nashville Public Schools, will lead a discussion about period poverty and the issue of access to menstrual products in Nashville schools.
Attendees are encouraged to bring menstrual product donations to the event for On the Dot, which provides free menstrual products to underserved schools in East Nashville. The menstrual product drive will continue for several weeks with a donation box located at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.
The Jan. 30 event will count for Diversity and Inclusion GME, and free snacks will be available.