Every year since 1995 OPIRG McMaster is here to help turn inspired student ideas into practical actions in the public interest. We are quite proud of our accomplishments along the way, and our ongoing commitment to learning by doing, by working together with other volunteers to formulate new ways to contribute. This approach ensures we are responsive and often at the leading edge of important issues.

We are able to accomplish our goals with the support of funding from full-time undergraduates at McMaster. The info graphic below gives a quick overview of some of the ways we provide services and opportunity based on the student fee.

For the next three weeks, full-time students who choose not to support the work we do can bring their student ID to the OPIRG Office in Room 229 of the McMaster University Student Centre between 10am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday, and opt-out of the $7.65 annual fee. You need to leave your name, student number and a mailing address, and at the end of the 3 week period OPIRG will send a cheque to you for the full amount.

We hope you take a good look at what OPIRG McMaster provides and, instead of opting out, decide to get active with us as a general volunteer, joining (or starting) a working group, using our resource library, coming to our events and workshops, or at least coming in to ask questions or make suggestions to our board of directors and staff.

The opt-out period starts Monday, September 15 and ends Friday, October 3, 2014.