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What is The Great American Condom Campaign?

The Great American Condom Campaign is a youth-led grassroots movement to make the U.S. a sexually healthy nation. Each year, GACC members give out 1,000,000 Trojan Brand condoms on college campuses across the United States, educate their peers about sexual health, and organize to improve the policies that affect young people’s health and lives. Every day almost 25,000 young people age 15-24 get an STD. Condoms are the most effective way to prevent STDs for people who are sexually active.


Giving out free condoms is the first step on the road to a world where contraceptives are a right for all.  Some participants in the Great American Condom Campaign also organize for their school to have free condom dispensers because they know that once they’ve handed out their 500 free condoms, people at their school will still need condoms. Want to learn how to take action so your school can put up free condom dispensers?  Check out our Resources section for activist tool kits that will walk you through organizing to get free condom dispensers on your campus, and for more information about activism for free contraceptives contact kinjo@advocatesforyouth.org.


Check out the following activist toolkits that will teach you how to organize and win a free condom dispenser at your school.

Activist Highlight

What if your campus community did not have to rely on just the 500 condoms you will hand out this semester and free condoms were just available for students at all times? Check out this Q & A with a former GACC participant who was able to get her school to put up free condom dispensers.

Writing an Op Ed or Letter to the Editor

Getting published in your school or local paper in support of free condoms on campus is a great way to get your message out. Here’s a step by step guide to writing and pitching an op ed or letter to the editor.

Host a Teach In

A teach-in is a great way to combine education and action: gather your friends and classmates to host an event where you give out condoms, have an informal conversation about why your school should make condoms free, and have attendees sign a petition to make condoms free at your school. Click below for instructions on how to plan and host one.

Petition Drive and Delivery

Learn how to collect and deliver petition signatures effectively so you can convince your school to put up free condom dispensers. Click here for a toolkit on gathering petition signatures and delivering them to your university administration.

Student Government Resolution

Gaining support of your student government is one tactic to get your school to put up free condom dispensers. Here’s a step by step guide to lobbying your student government.

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