How can vending machines help improve access to EC on campus?

A vending machine on campus can provide a confidential, lower-cost way for students to access EC and other sexual and reproductive health products. A vending machine can help improve access when placed in an accessible private space (such as a gender-neutral bathroom) in a building with extended hours, ideally 24/7.

Where do EC vending machines exist?

Student activists across the country have successfully advocated to introduce vending machines that include EC, condoms, and other sexual health products on their campus. These campuses include Harvard, University of California (UC) Davis , UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, Stanford, Columbia, Dartmouth, and George Mason.

How can my campus group get involved?

If your campus reproductive health/rights/justice group is interested in bringing an EC vending machine to your campus, here are some ways to get started: 

  • Join our EC4EC discussion group! Our group includes student activists and leaders from different types of campuses all over the country who share an interest in improving access to EC on campus. Contact us for more information!
  • Check out our EC Vending Machine toolkit materials. Email us for more information about accessing these materials.