Get Involved

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As a campaign that involves the entire Georgetown community, we are working to involve as many stakeholders as possible: current students, faculty, and alumni.

Adding Your Name

If you would like to show your support, start by filling out our student petition,  faculty petition, or our alumni petition. If you are an alumnus/alumna and would like to send a message directly to President DeGioia and show your support for full divestment we have a sample alumni letter available as well.

Joining the GU Fossil Free Coalition

GU Fossil Free is comprised of a core group of community members (mostly, but not exclusively, undergraduate students) who define GUFF’s strategy and execute actions, as well as a series of partner groups such as GU Law Fossil Free, the law school branch of GUFF. Together with the general body of volunteers who help GUFF put on successful actions, as well as with interested faculty members, alumni, and other community members, the GUFF coalition runs several hundred strong.

So how would you like to get involved?

Core Group Members:

  • Attend core-group meetings, determining campaign strategy (We meet each Thursday in ICC 219A at 8pm; meetings are open to whoever would like to attend)
  • Organize student outreach and events
  • Work with the administration, the Board of Directors, and Committee for Investment and Social Responsibility on divestment
  • Directly contribute to the running of a social justice campaign through the non-hierarchical core group with as much or as little commitment as you’d like
  • Want to join? Email gufossilfree@gmail.com to attend one of our meetings. 

Volunteers and Community Members:

  • Help table, flyer, and petition for the campaign
  • Photograph events
  • Attend events and actions
  • Write Op-Eds and aid in communications
  • Design flyers and art
  • Help with Social Media
  • Want to hear about actions and how you can get involved? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

GU Law Fossil Free:

  • Pursue Georgetown Law School student and professor support
  • Work with the GUFF core group to determine overall strategy
  • Explore legal implications and advantages of fossil fuel divestment
  • Want to join GULFF? Check out their Facebook page.  

Faculty and Staff:

  • Are welcome to join the Core Group to execute strategy
  • Speak to fellow faculty and staff to sign the petitions or to get involved with GUFF
  • Write letters and op-eds to the University

Alumni:

  • Write letters and op-eds to the University
  • Reach out to other interested alumni to sign our alumni petition
  • Donate money to the Multi-School Divestment Fund instead of to Georgetown

We are always looking for people to get involved in GU Fossil Free, both as a core group member and as a volunteer.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a student, alum, or faculty member (we have all three!). If you have any questions about what getting involved means, please email us.

The Spring 2014 GU Fossil Free Team

Join the movement! Pictured here: the Spring 2014 GU Fossil Free team

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  1. […] join us. You can call or write to President DeGioia, visit his office, sign the GU Fossil Free petition and either refuse to donate to the school — or for the money-savvy, you can place a donation in […]

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