SURGE Student Organization

Students United for Reproductive & Gender Equity (SURGE), KU's feminist student organization, advocates for reproductive justice, gender equity, and comprehensive sex-positive education for people of all genders, races, sexualities, and backgrounds at KU and beyond.

SURGE approaches activism using a reproductive justice framework.

SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective defines reproductive justice as "the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities."

SURGE is a campus-based chapter of Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE).

URGE envisions a liberated world where we can live with justice, love freely, express our gender and sexuality, and define and create families of our choosing.

URGE builds power and sustains a young people’s movement for reproductive justice by centering the leadership of young people of color who are women, queer, trans, nonbinary, and people of low-income.

For more information about SURGE, email or visit SURGE on Rock Chalk Central.

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Period Pantry

SURGE works to alleviate period poverty at KU through its Period Pantry project.

Located in the Emily Taylor Center in Burge Union, Suite 1040, the Period Pantry is a free resource for KU students seeking access to menstrual and other reproductive health care products including:

  • Disposable Pads
  • Reusable Pads
  • Liners
  • Tampons
  • Menstrual Cups
  • Condoms
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Ovulation Tests

Donations to the SURGE Period Pantry are encouraged. 

Throughout Summer 2024, walk-in assistance is available by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please email with any questions or to schedule a time to visit the Pantry.

Two members of SURGE provide resources at a table in the Kansas Union