UCAN works closely with allies across campus and throughout Chicago. Learn more about our current and past campaigns below – and see how you can be involved.

Current Campaigns:

Stop Funding Climate Change (Divestment)

UCAN is working with students, faculty and staff to pressure the University of Chicago to divest our multi-billion dollar endowment from the top 250 fossil fuel extracting and producing companies. Learn More.


Alongside groups and coalitions throughout Illinois, UCAN is working with IIRON Student Network to secure the strongest possible regulations for fracking in IL. Although we do not support the practice of fracking, given the current political landscape, we seek to pressure the IL state congress and agencies tasked with drafting rules to sincerely protect the communities and environment around fracking wells in IL. Learn More.

Potential Campaigns: Southside Petcoke and Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Farms


Past Campaigns and Successes:

Clean Power Ordinance

Coal Curriculum

Landfills Moratorium