Campus Organizer: Nicole Walter, nwalter@washpirgstudents.org

Student Contact: Sam Choi, info@washpirgstudents.org

We are the University of Washington’s premier student public interest activism group, and have been since 1976.  We work to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement.

Our WashPIRG chapter works with professional staff on campus to educate the public, run grassroots campaigns, and lobby our elected officials here in Olympia and in Washington DC so we can get real results. For example, last year we helped get McDonalds and  KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics.

The thing that makes us effective is that we are funded by the student body through a $3 opt-in fee via the STAR system. Thanks so much to those of you who pay the fee and make sure to opt in next time you pay your tuition.

We offer opportunities for you to become an intern or volunteer, where you can learn a variety of skills while really making a difference. By joining WashPIRG Students, you can see how easy it is to get involved in a large movement for social change.

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WASHPIRG at UW

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