Colleges + Universities

Fair Trade Colleges & Universities makes your campus a catalyst for change with the support of a nationwide network of students, staff and faculty. Challenge your College or University to live up to its commitments to sustainability and social justice.

It only takes one person to start your campus on the path to becoming the next Fair Trade College or University! Take the challenge with hundreds of others to achieve our five comprehensive goals.

1. Build Your Team

Recruit at least five committee members, including at least one non-student.

The Fair Trade Committee develops and provides leadership and direction for your campaign. Students, faculty and staff work together on the committee to plan out events, monitor progress and pass a Fair Trade resolution.

2. Reach Out to Campus Outlets

Ensure a minimum of two Fair Trade products are available in all campus-owned and operated venues.

Work with your food service provider to increase the availability of Fair Trade products on campus.

3. Enroll Offices and Catering

Provide at least three examples of campus offices and departments and/or campus-run meetings and events using Fair Trade products.

Work with offices and catering to ensure that Fair Trade products are used in campus offices and departments, and at campus-run meetings and events.

4. Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events

A minimum of four activities per year is required to meet this goal.

Raise awareness of Fair Trade on your campus through educational events and other activities. Work with faculty to bring Fair Trade into the classroom, get media coverage in your school publication, or organize wide-reaching events on campus.

5. Pass a Fair Trade Resolution

Pass a resolution in support of Fair Trade through the appropriate decision-making bodies on campus.

Develop a Fair Trade resolution that includes the necessary commitments from the institution to continue delivering on the goals of Fair Trade designation.



University of California, Los Angeles 

Want to know more about the UCLA campaign? Check it out here!


Loyola Marymount University 

LMU became a Fair Trade University in February 2014. We benefit from our location in Los Angeles, a dynamic city that brings into sharp focus the issues of our time and provides an ideal context for study, research, creative work, and active engagement.

Our Mission Statement is:
The encouragement of learning;
The education of the whole person;
The service of faith and the promotion of justice.

Our Jesuit values correspond well with the principles of Fair Trade and we will continue to expand upon this achievement as a Fair Trade University.

Want to know more about the LMU Campaign? Check it out here!