Fair Trade DePaul University
Welcome! The DePaul Fair Trade Committee was formed in 2012 when a group of dedicated students worked with Chicago Fair Trade to make DePaul the first Fair Trade University in Chicago. Since then, the committee aims to increase awareness about the atrocities of the current system of trade among college students and community members. We host yearly events, such as our Fair Trade Fashion show that allow us to work with fair trade and sustainable businesses in Chicago. We look forward to continuing to advocate for workers and the environment through our work on campus.
Build Your Team
The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.
Reach out to Campus Outlets
Work with vendors and food service providers to offer at least two Fair Trade products (e.g. coffee, tea, sugar, gifts) in each outlet on campus.
Source Fair Trade at Events & Meetings
Serve up Fair Trade coffee, tea and other products in offices, at events and through catering.
Commit to Fair Trade Education
Sponsor Fair Trade educational events and activities on campus and work with faculty to bring Fair Trade into the classroom.
Pass Fair Trade Resolution
Draw up a resolution that reflects the college/university’s commitment to Fair Trade and pass it through the appropriate decision-making bodies for approval.