CALPIRG is a statewide, student funded and student directed, public interest advocacy organization. Our organizers and advocates train students on how to run effective campaigns to solve some of society's most urgent problems. Our primary mission is to encourage student power and activism and to serve as a resource to all student organizations.

Recently we've had several significant accomplishments. We helped protect our oceans by banning plastic grocery bags across California. We also helped register 40,000 students to vote in the elections. Read more about our accomplishments here:

Right now we are focused on the following campaigns:100% Renewable UC, Fighting Hunger and Homelessness, Make Textbooks Affordable, Stopping the Overuse of Antibiotics

* If you are a part or affiliated with a student group that would like to collaborate or seek assistance from CALPIRG, please email our organizer or chapter leadership directly.

* We are excited about the upcoming quarter, and encourage all interested students to apply for an internship.  

* Join our chapter and you will gain skills and experience necessary to make a difference in the world, as well as meet an amazing group of intelligent, positive, and hardworking people. (We also have a LOT of fun doing it!!)

Click Here to Apply for a UCLA CALPIRG Internship!

Latest News

Check out the list of bills CALPIRG Students is supporting and campaigning to pass this legislative session.  Clean, Efficient Energy Use        California’s reliance on... More ›
Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Environment America and the Student PIRGs released a letter urging the higher education community to lead America’s transition to using clean,... More ›
A research study on two- and four-year colleges showed that using openly licensed resources in place of textbooks could save students more than $100 per course. Colleges... More ›