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 and employees to advance social, economic and environmental sustainability.

The inaugural GIF Committee was established through an open call for applications at the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester. The committee can be contacted directly by sending an email to

The GIF Committee is accepting mini-grant proposals, with a deadline to submit proposals by 11:59pm, November 2nd

Students who do not wish to contribute to the new GIF program were able to opt-out of the fall semester fee by September 15 via Web Advisor. A similar opt-out option will be offered for the spring 2015 semester fee in December and January (exact dates TBD).