MASSPIRG Students is an independent statewide student organization that works on issues like environmental protection, consumer protection, and hunger and homelessness. For over 40 years students with their campus PIRG chapters have been making a real difference in peoples' lives and winning concrete changes to build a better world.
MASSPIRG gives students the skills and opportunity to practice effective citizenship. Both here on campus and out in the world, MASSPIRG mobilizes 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.
MASSPIRG chapters across the state pool resources and hire a staff to work with students on the issues that concern us as citizens. Each semester a $9 fee (which can be waived) for MASSPIRG is listed on the student bill. Students vote at least biennially to sustain or abandon the practice of listing the fee that can be waived.
Spires is the College's student produced art and literary magazine. Published every spring under the auspices of the English/Communications Department, it contains original poetry, fiction, art, and photographs by MCLA students, faculty, and staff, with an emphasis on student's work.