Updates

Meeting student basic needs during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting campuses nationwide. Here are a few of the ways that institutions are stepping up to meet students’ basic needs in this moment of uncertainty: 

Student PIRGs call on states to adopt emergency absentee voting

While many states have plans to deal with emergencies like power outages, natural disasters and other one-off situations, very few states are currently set up to successfully run an election where large public gatherings, such as polling places, present a public health risk.

An update from CALPIRG Students

We are taking recommendations from college and university leaders and public health experts and taking proactive steps to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 in our campus and off-campus communities.

Students host UC-wide “Human Oil Spill”

This afternoon, CALPIRG students hosted a performance to illustrate the dangers of oil and gas drilling in California. Dozens of students across the state joined in today’s UC-Wide Human Oil Spill by dressing in black and lying down in highly populated areas at eight UCs as a metaphorical oil spill.

CALPIRG Students at UCLA wins campaign to phase out single-use plastics

A few years ago, when I first moved to Southern California, I decided to learn how to surf. My favorite part about surfing in San Diego is swimming out past where the waves break to where the water is still and just lying down on the board, looking into the water. But those idyllic waters are changing rapidly, and not for the better.

UCLA to phase out single-use plastics

By phasing out one-use plastics in food service, UCLA could drive regional change as one of the largest universities nationwide to make the shift. CALPIRG Students at UCLA campaigned to make it happen. “My generation is concerned about the immense… Read more

UCLA Aims to be a Hunger-Free Campus

The 2018-2019 UCLA Undergraduate Student Associated Council (USAC) unanimously passed a resolution at their April 23rd meeting that calls for the university to achieve zero student hunger by 2025.