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Colleges & Universities

Most students take pride in their universities and like to demonstrate school spirit. From t-shirts, sweatpants and hats, to baking accessories, golf equipment and headphones, students and alumni buy many products bearing their school's logo. Even as they enjoy these products, students and alumni also care that college-logoed products are manufactured in a facility that respects its workers and treats them well. FLA university affiliates are committed to ensuring that fair labor standards and human rights are respected wherever their branded merchandise is produced. FLA-affiliated universities require their licensees — any company manufacturing products bearing the school's marks or logo — to commit to the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct. Licensees are required to meet strict standards, and to develop social compliance systems that identify risks to workers and fix problems quickly when they are identified. FLA provides tools for college and university officials to monitor the performance of their licensees. Is your school involved? Find out below.
 
Each of the nearly 200 colleges and universities affiliated with FLA have a representative on FLA’s University Advisory Council (UAC), which also elects representatives to the FLA Board of Directors and advises on policy matters and monitoring activities. As representatives of their campuses, UAC members play an essential role in upholding workers’ rights around the world. 

Students use their buying power to advocate for fair labor standards for workers on campuses everywhere, and provide input to the UAC as part of its Student Committee.
 

 

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: As a condition of being permitted to produce and/or sell licensed products bearing the name, trademark and/or images of American University, licensees and licensee’s subcontractors are expected to meet a code of conduct that is consistent with Fair Labor Association and Worker Rights Consortium codes.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct:  Angelo State University, a member of the Texas Tech University System, is commited to conducting business affairs consistent with our educational mission of preparing students to be responsible citizens; therefore, Angelo State prohibits manufacturers from producing products with its name and other trademarks in abusive and unfair conditions.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Companies using ASU trademarks must be licensed and that requires signing ASU's Code of Conduct and joining the FLA.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Ball State University is a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The Fair Labor Association consists of consumer, human, and labor rights groups, including the International Labor Rights Fund, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, the National Consumers League and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, as well as 150 universities and colleges, leading apparel and footwear, manufacturers and retailers.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Boise State University is committed to the concept that all merchandise bearing reference to the University (including names of each department and any recognized club and organization affiliated with the University) will be manufactured by companies whose labor policies insure that their employees are safe from abusive labor conditions.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: In the spring of 1999 Boston College joined the Fair Labor Association -- an initiative of the White House, apparel manufacturers, a number of non-governmental organizations and some 130 universities to develop a system for independently monitoring manufacturing processes.

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