Our Mission

Students have the power to shape the future we will inherit. We work with professional staff at colleges and universities to make sure our peers have the skills, opportunities and training they need to create a better, more sustainable future for all of us. Our chapters provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. Students have been at the forefront of social change throughout history, from civil rights, to voting rights to protecting the environment. For nearly 50 years we’ve helped students to get organized, mobilized and energized so they can continue to be on the cutting edge of positive change.

Read about our recent victories here!

Quotes of Endorsement:
Ed Markey // U.S. Senator of Massachusetts

“For decades, MASSPIRG has been an essential ally of workers, consumers, and students and has stood on the frontlines of fights for a more inclusive economy, a cleaner environment, and more affordable college. We – as a community and a country – are indebted to MASSPIRG’s work.”

John Keenan // President, Salem State University

“We enthusiastically support MASSPIRG because it provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to become advocates for issues that are important to them and their communities. Having MASSPIRG as a partner with this work and with voter engagement work increases the breadth and deepens the impact of civic engagement on campus.”

Ellen Kennedy // President, Berkshire Community College

“MASSPIRG on our campus has helped students find their voice and learn about advocacy and the process for building coalitions for change. It allows our students to join students from other campuses to learn about important issues and advocate for change. Our students become part of the state-wide and national debate.”

Dr. Kimberly Scott // UMass Dartmouth Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

“I am so proud to support MASSPIRG. The organization has been visibly connecting with UMassD students to engage them in advocating for college affordability, understanding and participating in national elections, and tackling poverty. As Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs, I believe MASSPIRG has been an integral part to enhancing the student experience. Thank You, MASSPIRG Students!”