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.
SURGE works to alleviate period poverty at KU through its Period Pantry project.
Located in the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity 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
- Menstrual Cups
- Emergency Contraception (i.e. Plan B, Julie, My Choice)
- Condoms (Internal & External)
- Pregnancy Tests
- Ovulation Tests
Donations to the SURGE Period Pantry are encouraged.
The Period Pantry is open during the Emily Taylor Center's typical hours of Monday through Friday, between 9 am and 5 pm. Select products are also freely available to take from the bench outside the Center's door whenever the Burge Union is operational.