New in Winter 2020, this student group is dedicated to getting essential goods to students who may not be able to afford them, such as books, school supplies, home goods, and more, through a donation-based system.
Access to campus room booking and OPIRG Resource Centre
Tools – button maker, projector, computer programs (CS) etc.
Promotional support – web – social media – campus posters
Space on OPIRG’s website and event calendar
Use of OPIRG McMaster’s name and connections
An @opirgmcmaster.org email account
The support of the entire OPIRG organization (Staff, Board, Volunteers)
Tips for project proposals
You clearly identify a public interest problem
Your Project will be led by McMaster undergrads
You should have set clear goals and objectives
Your goal should be achievable given demands of school/work/family
Your overall strategy will address how to make meaningful change
Our policy does not allow outside groups to open McMaster “chapters” through our working group process. Take a look at a potential partnership or shared programming options.
OPIRG McMaster accepts applications for McMaster undergraduate-led public interest projects with a clear focus on impactful outcomes.
OPIRG provides project teams with funding and ongoing support as well as free training workshops each term to assist students with developing practical skills.
Public Interest Project Teams are expected to operate using anti-oppression and consensus decision-making models.
Applications open each term in the academic year.
Applications are reviewed by the OPIRG Board of Directors who meet with applicants to ask questions about the proposal before recommending which projects will be accepted. Groups not accepted are often able to access the support they need in other ways from OPIRG (for instance, through Applications for Support). We want you to succeed!