MPIRG: from one group of five people to five groups and 60 people

Nov 1, 2016

Members of the student activism group MPIRG rally in October of 2009 to show support for the environment
Credit Brian Elder/Flickr

MPIRG at UMD is making its voice heard on campus this election season.

The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group chapter is a non-profit, non-partisan and completely student-run organisation "to articulate and pursue ... the concerns of students on issues of general public interest."

And pursue them they do.  A few years ago, MPIRG at UMD was a handful of students.  Now they have 60 members, 18 leaders and five task forces.