UnKoch My Campus

A COOPERATIVE CAMPAIGN TO EXPOSE AND EXPEL UNDUE DONOR INFLUENCE IN ACADEMIA.

The corrosive influence of "dark money" has undermined the democratic institutions of the United States, but not just in our political system. Education, in particular higher education, serves as the engine of critical inquiry and the foundation of our democracy, where citizens are exposed to ideas, in turn shaping public opinion, political discourse, and political policy for decades to  come.

The same wealthy donors and corporations that have been polluting our political system for self-interested political change have turned their eyes to universities. 

Nobody more exemplifies this breed of political philanthropist more than Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries.

Recordings and documents from the Charles Koch Foundation and its network of professors shows how Koch's academic programming is political rather than educational, "leveraging science and universities" for political gain.

Koch Industries and their network of wealthy donors use an "integrated strategy," called the Structure of Social Change that uses targeted funding of universities, think tanks, and political groups for the "implementation of policy change."  

Number of colleges/universities receiving Koch foundation funding over time 

Koch's network, many of whom make up the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, have been using this integrated strategy for decades, and their spending is accelerating. Read more about Koch's politically driven academics.


                                       READ FINK'S GRAND STRATEGY

                                       READ FINK'S GRAND STRATEGY

In the Koch Foundation's OWN WORDS:
"The Structure of Social Change"

KOCH'S "INTEGRATED STRATEGY" USES UNIVERSITIES, THINK TANKS, AND POLITICAL SPENDING FORTHE "IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICY CHANGE"

 BY RICHARD FINK, 
(FORMER VP of Koch Industries and President of the Charles Koch Foundation)


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HEAR LEAKED AUDIO EXPOSING ACADEMIC CORRUPTION
WITHIN THE KOCH FOUNDATION'S NETWORK OF ACADEMICS:
ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE EDUCATION (APEE)


READ. DARK. MONEY.

Jane Mayer's 2016 book, Dark Money, reveals a critical history of Koch's academic programs, and
the political machinery relying on them.
 

SEE KEY FINDINGS BY Unkoch's CONNOR GIBSON

 

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Eleanor Bader on the students & faculty fighting to save higher ed across the U.S.

Eleanor Bader on the students & faculty fighting to save higher ed across the U.S.

 

READ The Center for Public Integrity's 2015 exposé on Koch higher ed funding!

 

Read our 2014 whitepaper on the state of the problem

Read expansive report on Koch's assault on academic freedom

 


Watch our 2014 video on the Koch academic pandemic

 

Read Alex Kotch's reports on our APEE 2016 recordings: 

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We should cease financing our own destruction and…[support] only those programs, departments or schools that “contribute in some way to our individual companies or to the general welfare of our free enterprise system.”
— Charles Koch, 1974