Sam Tracy


The many benefits of staying connected to SSDP after graduation

As you’ve probably heard, this week is SSDP’s first-ever Alumni Association membership drive! I’m incredibly excited to be a part of this, not just as the President of the Northeast region of our Alumni Association but as someone who’s been an active alum since before we had an official association. In my short time since graduating from UConn in 2013,

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You helped us raise $100,000!

50 days ago, SSDP was in trouble. A significant grant we had historically relied on was held up and at risk of not coming through, and it looked like we might have to scale back our efforts to fight the Drug War in 2014. But before giving up hope, we launched a crowdfunding campaign and reached out to our supporters

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SSDP Elects New Students to Board of Directors

At the end of October, nearly 100 SSDPers gathered in Denver, Colorado for the International Reform Conference co-hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and many other organizations. Between learning about current reform efforts and meeting some of the top drug policy activists in the world, students came together for the annual SSDP Congress where they

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Announcing Our New Executive Director, Betty Aldworth

SSDPers, As you may know, the Board of Directors has spent the past few months searching for a new Executive Director to replace Aaron Houston. I’m happy to announce that following a thorough process with a very strong candidate pool, the board has selected Betty Aldworth as SSDP’s newest Executive Director.   I think I speak for the whole board

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UConn SSDP successfully changes a campus marijuana policy

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 punishment with underage drinking. The change is largely in response to Connecticut’s recent decriminalization of marijuana, which lowered the penalty

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