Members of the OPIRG Board of Directors are presenting at the McMaster Student Union Student Representative Assembly tonight to show how we turn the $7.65 Full-Time McMaster Undergraduate fee into various opportunities for student action on important environmental and social justice issues.
OPIRG McMaster uses an annual $7.65 levy from full-time undergraduates at McMaster and turns it into productive and dynamic support for student engagement on important student-identified issues in the public interest. With ten volunteer led student working groups on a range of issues and activity, our dynamic volunteer program, free events and workshops open to all, to our lending library and support for various campus and community initiatives, OPIRG is here for students first and foremost.
OPIRG has been an incubator for small and larger projects including the first all-volunteer non-profit Community Bike Repair shop Recycle Cycles, formulating the groundwork for the McMaster Farmstand, and most recently, the Hamilton Street Tree Project and our popular 5th Annual Making Connections Week, introducing McMaster to the wider Hamilton community and the many important issues being addressed in the name of social justice and the public interest.
(OPIRG McMaster is the ONLY campus student organization that student can opt out of. The MSU offers no equivalent opt-out for any of their services or clubs.)
We love to hear from students and others who are interested in our mandate. We welcome contributions that help ensure OPIRG McMaster fulfills our mandate and is accountable to our membership as we take action in the public interest.