UConnPIRG Office, SU 214
2110 Hillside Road, U-3008
Storrs, CT 06269-3008
|Phone: (860) 486-5002|
Email: [email protected]
Come visit us in Student Union 214!
|Emily O’Hara // Chapter Chair, NVP Coordinator // [email protected]|
|Jessica Gagnon // Chapter Vice Chair // [email protected]|
|Sam Donahue // Chapter Treasurer // [email protected]|
|Michael Katz //Chapter Secretary // [email protected]|
|Core Meetings: Mondays at 7pm in SU 310|
|Hunger and Homelessness: Tuesdays at 6pm in the SOC|
|Affordable Textbooks: Tuesdays at 7pm in SU 214/SOC|
|100% Renewable Energy: Wednesdays at 6pm in the SOC|
|New Voters Project: Thursdays at 5pm in the SOC|
|Zero Waste: Thursdays at 6:30pm in the SOC|
UConnPIRG is a statewide, student-directed, and student-funded advocacy group in CT. We have a 40-year track record of standing up to powerful special interests and winning solid victories on campaigns to fight climate change, make college more affordable, and protect public health.
What makes us effective is students at UConn vote every 3 years to continue funding our advocacy work through a $5 per semester waivable fee. We pool these resources with our CONNPIRG Chapters across the state and hire our own professional staff like advocates, lawyers, and organizers. Between our work on campus and our advocates representing student concerns in Hartford and D.C., we win real results. Last year, our efforts to reduce the cost of textbooks for students paid off. We got a commitment from the university and passed legislation at the statewide level to promote free online textbooks that will save students hundreds of dollars. On top of that, we helped make Connecticut the first state to adopt a Student Bill of Rights that will protect students with college loans from unfair rip-offs. You may also know us from our voter registration efforts – we helped register 2,000 students in the 2018 elections and increased student turnout by over 90%!