Fair Trade Campus

During the spring, the SAC reviewed a proposal from the dining service provider, Chartwells, to designate Texas A&M University as a Fair Trade Campus.

According to Fair Trade USA, “Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.”

To become a certified Fair Trade Campus, TAMU will be required to:

  • Form a Fair Trade Committee;
  • Make Fair Trade products available at every campus outlet that sells food;
  • Make Fair Trade products available at events and meetings;
  • Share information about Fair Trade on campus; and
  • Pass a Fair Trade Resolution

The SAC unanimously voted to recommend that President Young sign the Fair Trade Campus Resolution. 

President Young signed the resolution on August 10, 2017.

Read the press release announcing Texas A&M University becoming the largest Fair Trade Campus in the United States.