Our Strategic Plan
Investigate and Audit
UnKoch My Campus investigates the relationships between wealthy donors, corporations, and educational institutions. Education, in particular higher education, serves as an engine of critical inquiry and foundation of our democracy, where the pursuit and production of knowledge shapes public opinion, political discourse, and political policy for decades to come
Build Local and National Power
Our solutions come from student activists, professors, and local stakeholders. We support the grassroots efforts of campuses working to rid themselves of the Kochs' corporate influence. Through a cohesive and intentional plan of action, we catalyze local efforts and use these networks to expand national power in our issue area.
Create Accountability Through Conversation
UnKoch My Campus believes that transparency is an essential feature of accountability. We partner with local and national actors and engage media in order to create conversations about our investigations.
Facilitate Access to Ideal Solutions
We believe change is possible. We work in tandem with local and national stakeholders to create frameworks for ideal solutions that are in alignment with the impacted communities in an effort to see communities thrive outside of undue donor influence.
From the students…
"The power of students, faculty, staff, and community members can no longer be ignored. I am so empowered to work in coalition with each of these constituencies to demand full and complete transparency."
— Janine Gaspari, Transparent GMU
Our Grounding Beliefs
Change is possible
Elevating private interests of corporations and the wealthy over the common good catalyzes structural oppression. Disrupting this strategy builds a more just society where communities can grow unhindered
It is imperative that communities recover the power to shape the institutions they value, free of corrupt influences.
Constructive conflict is necessary and critical to transform our communities in service of a more just world
Shared and appropriate governance is vital to break free from corrupt hierarchical structures that threaten the common good
Education and the advancement of knowledge is foundational to democracy. Protecting our democracy is reliant upon preserving the independence of our colleges and universities.