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

During the Fall 2014 semester the GIF Committee accepted mini-grant proposals through November 2nd. At its 11/17 meeting the Committee deliberated and voting members approved funding for some but not all proposals submitted. See committee meeting notes for more information, or contact the committee directly at the email address above.

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 is available for the spring 2015 semester, with a due date of February 2nd at 11:59pm.