Student PIRGs

Student-led field efforts turn out the youth vote in big numbers

Nationwide – College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout and engagement, according to a report today from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life. 

Student PIRGs 2018 Annual Report

This year, students working with their PIRG chapters across the country got their campuses to ban bee killing pesticides, passed a federal bill to make textbooks more affordable, and raised tens of thousands of dollars for hurricane victims. In the… Read more

Rutgers 2030 plan envisions a greener campus

The 2030 plan at Rutgers includes updates to University transit hubs, housing, student centers and athletic facilities, according to the master plan. With an overhaul of University systems set to take place, the new plan presents a unique opportunity for Rutgers to create a campus on the basis of environmental conservation.

85% of Rutgers students say YES

Every three years for the last 45 years, students at Rutgers have voted on whether to reaffirm NJPIRG’s funding on campus. Over 19,000 students cast their ballots in the NJPIRG Students referendum in the last few weeks and the results are in…