Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, everyone is welcome. We strive to be a welcoming and safer space for folks of all genders, uplifting women, girls, trans, nonbinary, and femme folks.

The Feminist Pharmacy provides free and accessible sexual health and menstrual products including tampons, pads, liners, various condoms, and pregnancy tests. These items are always free and available for individual use for students, staff, faculty, and community members on campus to provide equitable access to sexual and reproductive health items to all folks. The Feminist Pharmacy is housed by the WGRC and operated by FORCE ASUA, serving dozens of students weekly for preventative services and programs supporting marginalized students on campus. Items are individual needs-based, and while there is not a quantity limit, items are not to be taken and distributed in bulk to dorms or external organizations.

The Feminist Pharmacy is an initiative that was started as a result of student organizing and protesting dating back to the 1990s. It was originally started as a small operation in the 2010’s and has expanded to offer all of the supplies it currently houses.

FORCE’s annual operating budget is $10,000 through ASUA, and the WGRC’s annual operating budget is $28,800 through Student Service Fees. Due to budget constraints and small staff numbers, neither organization has the capacity to fund or staff pharmacies outside of the one in the WGRC lounge. If you are interested in starting a similar initiative, preliminary advising can be offered but we ask that any requests to the FORCE co-directors of this nature be made after the initial planning has begun as they are undergraduates who have limited office hour availability during the week.

FORCE can accept unopened donations of menstrual and safe sex products. Please bring them to the front desk at the WGRC during normal business hours (M-F, 9-5) and a staff will help get them sorted.

You can also find free menstrual supplies (tampons and pads) in all of the restrooms inside the Main LibraryAlbert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library, and Special Collections.

While we would like to respond to interviews from every student, our limited staff and hours limit such commitments. Requests to tour and inquire about our spaces are high as many of our faculty incorporate our resources into their curriculum. As partners seeking to support the needs of students, we ask that faculty work with our center leadership before incorporating assignments that require individual or group time commitments of our center teams. While we cannot honor the interview requests, your students can find information on our website and in our virtual Cultural and Resource Center Guidebook that responds to their inquiries. Our spaces are open on a limited basis at this time between the hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday thru Friday. Students can stop by during our open hours to use the study spaces and lounge spaces provided. Students can also schedule appointments with staff or stop in to receive direction or support on issues related to their academic success. Again, our limited staffing resources precludes our ability to respond to interview requests on a scheduled or drop-in basis regarding services or information available on our website.

We appreciate your support of the Cultural & Resource Centers and encourage you to share our online resources with students enrolled in your class.

Guests and visitors to the Centers are asked to not photograph the Center or anyone using the Center without express permission. We thank you in advance for your respect of our safe and healthy spaces.

Contact center staff to open a line of communication.

What does collaboration mean to the WGRC team?

  • Intentional
  • Communal decision making from initiation through execution
  • Clearly communicated tasks and roles for shared work
  • Honest about capacity
  • Explicit communication around power/privilege, gender labor, and working across differences
  • Commitment to debrief