Student groups

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Official groups

Our student groups hold regular talks and discussions to help you figure out what to do with your career.

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Effective altruism student groups

We’re part of the effective altruism community. There are many effective altruism student groups, which often feature our content, and are full of people happy to help readers of 80,000 Hours.

Here’s a list of some of the most active:

Harvard Effective Altruism
Runs six talks per semester and has a weekly fellowship program.
Website
Email: harvardea@gmail.com

Stanford Effective Altruism
Runs weekly discussions, social events and fundraisers.
Sign up to the mailing list
Email: cellison@stanford.edu

Effective Altruists of Berkeley
Teaches a course on effective altruism every semester; runs regular discussions and dinners.
Official website
eaofberkeley@gmail.com
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/effectivealtruismberkeley

Effective Altruism Warwick
Runs weekly events and fundraisers.
Facebook
Email: stevewbowser@gmail.com

Yale Effective Altruists
Launched October 2014.
Facebook, Website
Email: yaleeas@gmail.com

Giving What We Can: Penn
Runs events on effective giving every couple of weeks. Plans to launch an 80,000 Hours group in 2015.
Facebook
Email: rossaokod@gmail.com

Effective Altruism: NTNU
Lauched September 2014. Running open events, as well as doing outreach, lobbying and research in Trondheim, Norway.
Facebook
Email: ea.ntnu@gmail.com
Part of Effective Altruism Norway

Effective Altruism: University of Oslo
Launching in fall 2015.
Facebook
Email: effektivaltruisme.UiO@gmail.com
Part of Effective Altruism Norway

Effective Altruism: University of New South Wales, Sydney
Runs speaker events, hackathons, giving games, fundraisers and career workshops.
Facebook
Website
Email: info@eaunsw.org

Tulane Effective Altruism
Runs speaker events, giving games, fundraisers and career workshops.
Facebook
Email: tulaneeffectivealtruism@gmail.com

Geneva Effective Altruism
Local meet up group that is also organizing discussions and talks.
Facebook
Email: geneva@effectivealtruism.ch

Effective Altruism: University of Maryland
Runs discussions and giving games.
Facebook page
Email: magw6270@terpmail.umd.edu

Effective Altruists: Exeter
Founded Sept 2014.
Facebook
Email: beth.m.barnes@gmail.com

Association for Critical and Interdisciplinary Thinking (ACIT)
A network that combines students from four different Swiss universities (ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, University of Lucerne and University of St. Gallen) which organizes public talks, interdisciplinary discussions and social events.
Website
Facebook

Didn’t find a group near you?

See a list of all local effective altruism groups. There’s over one hundred groups in five continents. Also ask whether there’s anyone near you on the effective altruism Facebook group.

Want to start a group?

Get in touch at rob@80000hours.org, and we’ll see if we can introduce you to anyone nearby. The first step we recommending is to find one or two other people who want to found with you, because we’ve found it’s difficult to go it alone, and then create a launch event.