CampusCup FAQs

What is a menstrual cup?

A menstrual cup is a reusable, flexible menstrual product that collects menstrual fluid once inserted. The OrganiCup is made of medical-grade silicone that is tested for biocompatibility.

How do menstrual cups work?

Menstrual cups work by folding and inserting similarly to a tampon without an applicator. The cup will open and form a suction seal to prevent leaks. Before inserting your menstrual cup, wash your hands with soap and water. The OrganiCup can remain inserted for up to 12 hours.

The OrganiCup can be removed by slightly pulling the stem and pinching the base to release the suction seal. Empty the collected menstrual fluids, wash the cup with water, and re-insert. At the end of the menstrual cycle, boil the cup for 3-5 minutes in water.

For step-by-step directions on how to use the OrganiCup, visit the OrganiCup website:

What makes menstrual cups a sustainable option?

Disposable menstrual products often contain non-biodegradable materials like plastic as well as chemicals that can pollute natural resources. The manufacturing process is often resource-intensive. Menstrual cups are reusable and can last for years. They eliminate the landfill waste from disposable menstrual hygiene products and reduce the impact on the environment.

What is the CampusCup campaign?

CSU Channel Islands has partnered with OrganiCup to offer free menstrual cups to interested students for a limited time. To get your free OrganiCup, fill out this survey from September 8-21, 2020. We will contact you to arrange pickup/delivery of your FREE menstrual cup.

Who should I contact with more questions?

If you have questions, please contact the Dean of Students office at

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