Breaking News: Chancellor Chopp and Board of Trustees say “no” to divestment.
“The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time.”
-Terry Tempest Williams
1,700 students, faculty, and community members are demanding that DU divest from fossil fuels. Will you join us?
Divest DU is a movement of strong, committed people. Since Fall 2013, University of Denver students, faculty, and alumni have been demanding that our institution align its investment practices with its mission to be a “great private University dedicated to the public good.”
Divest DU is asking Chancellor Rebecca Chopp and the Board of Trustees to stand on the right side of history and divest our endowment from fossil fuels. It is immoral for our school to be presenting itself as a champion of environmental sustainability while it profits from climate destruction.
This comes from our understanding that climate change is real, it is caused by the combustion of fossil fuels, and that refusing to stand up to the status quo will have catastrophic consequences. We also understand that universities play a pivotal role in articulating moral standards. If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage.
Divest DU’s campaign is more than just about divestment. It’s about student power, institutional transparency, and shifting the conversation around how we can fight against the injustices of climate change.