Chapter information

Chapter Leader: Jennifer Purdon
Status: Established
Established: 2007
Chapter type: Undergrad
Location: Storrs, Connecticut

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Blog posts about this chapter

920 Psilocybin Coordinated Day of Action Roundup

Posted on: September 22, 2015

This past Sunday, September 20th, Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters across our network were excited to work with the 920 Coalition on their coordinated day of action. Sixteen SSDP chapters participated in actions over the weekend of 9/20 and throughout … more

UConn Students Share Their Encounter with Campus Police

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Written by University of Connecticut SSDP chapter leader Tyler Williams On Tuesday, November 11th, two University of Connecticut students, Kevin Oliveira and Samuel Jensen, were waiting to paint one of their school’s approved “spirit rocks” in solidarity with the Alpha … more


Posted on: August 29, 2014

The University of Connecticut SSDP chapter hosts a weekly radio show in which they discuss drug policy, student activism, organizing, and other intersecting topics. These shows air for half an hour on the UConn radio station, WHUS. Below are excerpts of … more

UConn SSDP successfully changes a campus marijuana policy

Penalties for marijuana possession now equal to underage drinking penalties

Posted on: February 1, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STORRS, CT – Following a meeting with student government leaders on January 30, 2011, the University of Connecticut’s Office of Community Standards altered its penalties for students found in possession of small amounts of marijuana, equalizing the … more

UConn Student Government Supports Alcohol/Marijuana Equalization

SSDP chapter instrumental in passing campus policy change

Posted on: November 17, 2011

In July of this year, the state of Connecticut decriminalized the possession of small amounts of  marijuana. The new law states that the punishment for an adult over the age of 21 who possesses less than one-half ounce of Marijuana … more

The High Times Guide to Higher Education

Top 20 Schools for Marijuana Activism 2011

Posted on: August 25, 2011

On stands now is the October 2011 issue of High Times magazine with our annual feature listing the top 20 schools for marijuana activism, here are some highlights, get yourself a copy to read the full article. 1. Northern Illinois University– Last year … more