University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Fair Trade endeavor is truly multifaceted. Through a coalition of students, faculty, the office of sustainability, and our housing and dining department, we were able to commit thousands of dollars each semester to transforming our food system. The University of Iowa is proud to be the first Fair Trade University in the Big 10!

Campaign Progress

Build Your Team

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

Completed December 3rd, 2018

Reach Out to Campus Outlets

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

Completed October 29th, 2019

Enroll Offices and Catering

Work with campus offices and catering to source Fair Trade products.

Completed October 29th, 2019

Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events

Raise awareness of Fair Trade on your campus through events, curriculum, news coverage, and more.

Completed April 9th, 2020

Pass a Fair Trade Resolution

Draw up a resolution that reflects the college’s commitment to Fair Trade and pass it through the appropriate decision-making bodies for approval.

Completed April 9th, 2020

Fair Trade Products

Hawk Shop
Union Market
Mayflower Market
Grand Ave Market
Clinton Street Market
Street Hawk
Pat's Too
Pat's Diner
Union Station
River Room Cafe
Food for Thought Cafe
Power Cafe
The Filling Station
Black's Gold Grill
Burge Market Place
Hillcrest Market Place
Hillcrest Market Place
Catlett Market Place


Zach Rochester