The mission of UConnPIRG is to empower, activate, inspire, and serve all students on campus. We are a student-directed, student-funded advocacy group that has a 40-year track record of organizing to tackle profound issues that matter to students. Our chapter has an extensive history training students to tackle complex social issues, including climate change, food insecurity and homelessness, college affordability, and voting rights. We provide trainings, resources, and opportunities for passionate students to identify issues within their communities and work together to address them. Keeping with that tradition of student power, UConnPIRG is an independent Tier-3 organization, run by students with the support of professional staff.