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.

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Campaign Progress

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.


Fair Trade Products

Barnes and Noble Bookstore Lincoln Park and Loop Campus
The Bean Cafe Schmidt Academic Center and the Ray Meyer Fitness Center
McGowan South Cafe McGowan South academic building
ETC… Lincoln Park Student Center
Lincoln Park Student Center Dining Lincoln Park Student Center
Loop Campus Student Center Loop Campus
Brownstone’s Cafe Lincoln Park Student Center
Loop Campus Cafeteria Loop
Brownstones Lincoln Park Student Center
The Bean Cafe The Ray Meyer Gym
Vending Machine Second floor SAC
Vending Machine First Floor Arts and Letters building
Brownstones McGowan South, first floor
The Bean Cafe SAC, first floor by West entrance
ETC. Second floor of Student Center
Brownstones Student Center