Effective Altruism

Who we are:

We are a campus group aiming to spread the ideas of Effective Altruism. Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement that applies evidence and reasoning to the question, ‘using the limited resources that I have, how can I do the most good?’


Global empathy: The belief that all lives have equal value, regardless of their distance from us or their race, gender, sexuality or ability.

Cause neutrality: Rather than doing what feels right, we aim to consider all causes and actions, and then act in the way that brings about the greatest positive impact.

Cause prioritization: We aim to use evidence and reasoning to prioritise causes based on importance, neglectedness and tractability. Some popular cause areas in the Effective Altruism community include global poverty, climate change, existential risks and animal suffering.

Read more here:

–          https://www.effectivealtruism.org/

–          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_altruism

Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. We value different opinions and perspectives, and are dedicated to facilitating respectful discussion.

Club Aims

  1. To promote the ideas of the Effective Altruism movement to university of Melbourne students.
  2. To support Effective Altruists on campus by facilitating networking, individual projects, and co-working sessions.
  3. To raise money for effective charities using established Effective Altruism principles.
  4. To educate the community regarding emerging issues relevant to Effective Altruism.
  5. To encourage the broader application of Effective Altruism principles by running regular events.

Effective Altruism
Mailbox 194, 1st floor Union House
The University of Melbourne 3010


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