Students at Whittier College will have greater access to free condoms in residence halls after officials install 15 dispensers -- the largest number for any one campus under a campaign to promote safe sex.
The dispensers at the liberal arts college of roughly 1,700 students in east Los Angeles County will hold about 40,000 condoms labeled "Love" and "Icon," organizers said, to be provided by Condom Nation, a mobile public health campaign sponsored by the
The dispensers -- which can cost up to $200 each -- were designated for the campus thanks in part to efforts by 20-year-old Bobbi Marie Mendoza, a junior and sociology major, to give students a less embarrassing alternative to asking resident advisers for condoms late at night.
"Sex is very personal, so this will be less embarrassing and no shame to it," she said.
It also doesn't help the college's student health and wellness center is only open Monday through Friday.
Organizers plan to finish installing the dispensers in the coming days.
Marshall added his organization will support Whittier College's safe-sex effort by keeping condom dispensers filled.