Seattle University is the first university in the northwestern United States to achieve Fair Trade University Status, as designated by the Fair Trade Campaign. After a long process of planning and implementation, Seattle University has pledged to maintain the presence of fair trade products in their dining halls, offices, campus stores, and at events. The university will also host ongoing educational programs about fair trade and economic justice, including both one-time events and curriculum implementations. Read the full story and learn about their celebration here.
15 ACCU member institutions have now achieved Fair Trade University Status. Stay tuned for a new resource showcasing fair trade involvement on Catholic campuses in February!