OPIRG works to create and sustain student and community-based engagement through research, education and action on social justice and environmental issues. For a full overview of the organization, check out the About Us section.

On top of supporting a number of working groups and holding events such as workshops and guest lectures, OPIRG runs a number of ongoing programs as well. The Food Cupboard, run out of the Sadleir House basement, provides food for anyone who needs it. The Free Market is a totally free thrift store full of amazing clothing and household items. Through the Green Dishes program OPIRG supplies reusable dishes to small groups and festivals in order to cut down on unnecessary waste. OPIRG also runs a regular free movie series, and supports student research on pressing social issues.