In 2006, in response to the overwhelming evidence that the Sudanese government was committing a genocide against people in the Darfur region, the Amherst College Board of Trustees voted to "divest any direct holdings, and refrain from future direct investment, in nearly two dozen multinational companies whose business activities have been identified as supporting the Sudanese government." The Board felt that giving money to groups that financially supported the government of Sudan was contributing to the atrocities and therefore should not continue.
To read more about the Board's decision in the Amherst Magazine, click here.
To read the Trustee's resolution on this issue from January 2006, click here.
To see a list of the 61 colleges that divested from Sudan by April 2008, click here.