Our Mission

Together we can make change happen.

It's a good thing, too. Our generation has some big challenges to tackle - from global warming to the rising cost of college, from homelessness to our collapsing health care system. It won't be easy, but by acting together we can find solutions.

That's where we come in. Here at Maryland PIRG Students, we organize college students to solve some of the world's most pressing public interest problems.

Maryland PIRG Students is an independent statewide student organization that works on issues like environmental protection, consumer protection, and hunger and homelessness. Since 1973 Maryland PIRG students have been making a real difference in people's lives and winning concrete changes to build a better world.

We give students the skills and opportunity to practice effective citizenship. Both here on campus and out in the world, we mobilize students to investigate big social problems, come up with practical solutions, convince the media and public to pay attention, and get decision-makers to act.