Right to Research Coalition

The Right to Research Coalition is an open access advocacy group founded by students in 2009 on the “belief that no student should be denied access to the articles they need because their institution cannot afford the often high cost of access.” They advocate for policies that support OA and educate students who will be the next generation of scholars.
Their website is a good place to start for students wanting to learn more about the issue of OA.
An excerpt from The Student Statement on the Right to Research: “Open Access improves the educational experience. All students, regardless of their institution’s ability to afford subscriptions, should have access to the full scholarly record, whether for assigned reading, research for a term paper, or literature review for a dissertation.”