NSPIRG’s working groups enable broad participation in the organization. They are crucial to NSPIRG’s effectiveness in research, education and action for social and environmental justice.
Working groups are organized to address particular issues, and are open to students and non-students; all that’s required is interest in the subject matter. Working groups organize their own activities without direct oversight from the NSPIRG board of directors or staff, and are therefore relatively autonomous. Working groups can form around various issues, as long as they are consistent with NSPIRG’s mandate and principles. We encourage greater participation in existing working groups and the formation of new ones to increase the diversity of the NSPIRG community. Working groups have no maximum limit of members, and can include as few as a single organizer.
Anyone has the opportunity to start a working group through NSPIRG and receive support from the organization, including funds for projects, education and promotion, and access to NSPIRG resources (office space, computers, projector, megaphone, supplies, etc). For more information about starting your own NSPIRG working group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the general guidelines.