Mission and Vision of the University Wealth Hoarding Campaign


Support and build a powerful, educated, organized, unified student movement, with alumni, faculty, staff, and community allies, that challenges the wealth-hoarding, corporatized university, and fights for People’s Universities. This movement organizes in the interests its own sector, and coordinates with and builds alongside people’s and workers’ movements around the world. This work supports campaigns that challenge university wealth hoarding (endowments, landlordism, excessive executive compensation, commercialization of sports, commercialization of research) and university complicity in U.S. economic imperialism. This work fights for Education for the People (Board control, free tuition/government spending/endowment spending, debt relief, etc), and is embedded in larger struggles for an economy that serves the people, instead of the profit of a few.

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Jul 10, 2017
"Historic new research from CDP, voted no. 1 climate change research provider by institutional investors, in collaboration with the Climate Accountability Institute, today reveals that 71% of all global GHG emissions since 1988 can be traced to just 100 fossil fuel producers. This group is the source of 635 billion tonnes...
Mar 23, 2017
Congratulations to the activists at York University! "The York University Advisory Committee on Responsible Investment (YUACRI) has voted to recommend the University's divestment from arms manufacturers and fossil fuels. YUACRI was established in 2012 to integrate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment management processes and ownership practices...
Mar 15, 2017
"Columbia University, New York, will divest certain coal industry investments in support of addressing climate change, Lee Bollinger, the university president, said in a message posted on the university’s website. University trustees have agreed to divest from companies deriving more than 35% of their revenue from thermal coal production, he...