Lynn University

Innovative, International, Individualized. These are the traits Lynn University wants to be associated with, traits that are ingrained in the campus’ DNA. Innovation: We can not be innovative if we are behind on the trend, with the demand for Fair Trade products on the rise it’s clear consumers are becoming focused on the impact their purchases make on the world. Though we are a small university we recognize our buying power is immense, using our wallets as a way to ensure Lynn University puts ‘our money where our mouth’ by purchasing products that are ethically sourced. International: Valuing the sharing of culture Lynn University prides itself on having such a large international student body, how can we value that diversity if our purchases do not leave a positive impact on the world? Individualized: Fair Trade encompasses so much more than wages and work environment. Fair Trade is a vessel for change, an opportunity for consumers to support the causes that matter to them, we understand that fair trade means different things to everyone. Here on campus we are committed to social justice, so it only makes sense to further our commitment to social justice through becoming a Fair Trade University.

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Campaign Progress

Build Your Team

The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.

Completed March 21st, 2018

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.

Completed March 21st, 2018

Source Fair Trade at Events & Meetings

Serve up Fair Trade coffee, tea and other products in offices, at events and through catering.

Completed March 25th, 2018

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.

Completed March 24th, 2018

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.

Completed March 28th, 2018

Fair Trade Products

Perper Coffee House Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library
Christine’s Student Center
Elmore Dining Commons Student Center


Megan Selfridge