Meet Our Newest Chapter at Houston Community College

We are happy to announce to the world our 6th established chapter (and 12th campus) in the state of Texas at Houston Community College (HCC). HCC SSDP is now officially recognized by their school and marks SSDP’s second currently active chapter in Houston … more


Introducing Texas State University SSDP

It is with great fervor that I introduce Sharon Medina and the Texas State University (TSU) SSDP chapter, hailing from in San Marcos, TX. The formation of TSU SSDP marks our 4th official chapter of SSDP in Texas. Sharon has … more


Introducing Rice University SSDP

It is with great excitement that I announce the official formation of our 5th established (recognized by the University) SSDP chapter in the state of Texas at Rice University. Located in Houston, TX, Rice is home to the Baker institute … more


Texas State Conference Recap

Local Activists & Controversial Issues

  The final SSDP Regional Conference of 2016 took place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, November 11-13, 2016. SSDPers from 10 campuses in Texas were in attendance, the largest gathering of SSDPers of any kind … more


SSDP Welcomes the Northwest Vista College (Texas) Chapter!

I’m so thrilled to introduce our newest official chapter, Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Texas! I spoke with chapter founder and leader Rafael Gonzalez about his experience so far and his vision for Northwest Vista SSDP moving forward:   … more


SSDP Welcomes the Texas A&M Law School chapter!

Texas A&M Law SSDP

Please join us in welcoming our newest official chapter, Texas A&M Law School! I spoke with chapter founders and leaders Kayla Brown and Zack Brown about their experience so far and their vision for the chapter moving forward:   How … more


SSDP Welcomes the Lone Star College Kingwood Chapter!

SSDP Kingwood

Our newest official chapter is at Lone Star College Kingwood! Based in Kingwood, Texas, this is our third chapter in the Lone Star State. Below is my interview with chapter founder and leader Brendan Lane:   How did you hear about … more


SSDP Tulane takes action on Smarter Sentencing Act, S. 1410

SSDP Tulane Call-in Day

Written by Emma Tuttleman-Krieger, President of the Tulane University SSDP chapter In the midst of final exams week, SSDP Tulane organized an “Activism Study Break” to help students urge their senators to vote in favor of mandatory minimum sentencing reform like the … more


SSDP Welcomes the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Chapter!

University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)

Bringing the movement to San Antonio, Texas

I am thrilled to announce the formation of our newest official chapter, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)! UIW is a private Catholic university located in San Antonio, Texas, just a short drive from the Mexico – US border. I … more


SSDP’s 911 Good Samaritan Policy Database Updated

Good Samaritan Law Map

21 state laws and 186 school policies catalogued

Special thanks to our intern Greg Weeks for researching and compiling this data, as well as writing this blog post. We’ve updated our database of colleges and universities with 911 Good Samaritan (also referred to as medical amnesty) policies! We found … more