Sustainability at Willamette

A New Student-Led Fund for Sustainability Projects at Willamette University

During the Spring 2014 semester undergraduate students voted in a campus-wide referendum to establish a new $25 per student per semester "Green Initiative Fund" (GIF) fee. The GIF provides new student leadership and funding for projects that engage students to advance social, economic and environmental sustainability.

During summer 2014 a team of student leaders and administrators developed draft GIF committee governing documents. The current ASWU president, Andres Oswill, will solicit applications from undergraduate students at the beginning of the fall semester for the following five roles on the inagural GIF committee:

  • committee chairperson
  • committee secretary
  • outreach coordinators (2)
  • committee treasurer 

Questions about submitting an application for sitting on the inaugural GIF committee should be directed to ASWU President Andres Oswill as soon as possible. Please see draft governing documents and FAQs for more information about the GIF committee. General questions about the Green Initiative Fund can be directed to Dr. Joe Abraham, Director, Willamette University Sustainability Institute.

Students who do not wish to contribute to the new GIF program can opt-out of the fee between July 21 and September 15, 2014 via Web Advisor.