Effective Altruism Effective Altruism at the University of St.Gallen (EA@HSG) is a student organization for connecting people interested in effective altruism. Effective altruism means using rationality, strategy and creativity to maximize your positive impact on the world. Effective Altruism (EA@HSG) is a student organisation that connects people interested in effective altruism. Effective altruism means using intelligence, rationality and creativity to maximise one’s positive impact on the world; it is strongly focussed on poverty alleviation as well as on human and non-human suffering. EA@HSG is part of the Effective Altruism Foundation, a Swiss organisation devoted to spreading the word about effective altruism. Since its founding in 2013, EA@HSG has organised 13 speaker events covering topics such as charity evaluation, effective donations, the ethics of career choice, applied rationality, environmental sustainability, animal ethics and international cooperation. In 2015 and 2016, EA@HSG undertook a variety of projects such as a presentation on Raising for Effective Giving (REG), a panel discussion on Development Aid (in collaboration with SBC), a “Cowspiracy“movie night (in collaboration with oikos) and a panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence. In addition, EA@HSG and other student organisations supported the implementation of vegetarian and plant-based options at the university’s cafeteria.