Scott Cecil

8
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Guilford College Chapter

Last week, I had the opportunity to Skype into the first ever chapter meeting of Guilford College SSDP. It was without a doubt one of the best, first meetings I have ever attended. This was not very surprising to me because the chapter founder, Christian Honein, has been a thoughtful and communicative partner over the recent months as I have

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5
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the New Mexico State University Chapter

When beginning the process of forming a new SSDP chapter, it is always beneficial when one doesn’t have to go it alone. Having an activist partner who is passionate, dedicated and supportive is always helpful and makes it more likely that you will succeed. This is precisely what happened with Marisa Salazar and Patrick Alcala at New Mexico State University

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5
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the North Carolina State University Chapter

In the summer of 2015 we expanded our Southeast Region to include the state of North Carolina. This has been a treat for me because it meant that I was given the opportunity to coordinate one of the fastest growing states in SSDP’s network. NC also happens to have one of the best medical amnesty laws and overdose prevention efforts of any state in

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25
Jan

SSDP Introduces our 2016 State Policy Interns

Pushing the State Policy Envelope As our national staff continues to grow, we are very excited to announce that we are piloting new state policy internships in New Mexico, New York, and Arizona this year. The State Policy Interns are primarily responsible for monitoring, analyzing, reporting on, and developing appropriate student response to state-level drug policy, particularly those policies which

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12
Nov

College of Charleston SSDP Sparks Campus Medical Amnesty Expansion

Written by College of Charleston SSDP Vice President, Daniel Miles The story begins last year, during my freshman year at College of Charleston and my first few months as an “SSDP rockstar” (as my old chapter leader Lisa Diamond used to call me). She told me that there was this project I could work on that had been gathering dust

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14
Oct

Salem College SSDP Passes Medical Amnesty Policy in its First Month on Campus

Last month, SSDP welcomed a new chapter into our network at Salem College in North Carolina. When I met the co-founders of the chapter, Utang Enyenihi and Megan Cook, at the Students for Liberty Campus Coordinator retreat earlier this summer, I knew they were going to accomplish big things. What I didn’t know was how quickly and decisively they would be

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14
Oct

UAB SSDP Chapter Brings Together Two Generations of Activists

The SSDP network is seeing a surge of activity in the state of Alabama, with students working to form chapters on 4 campuses around the state this semester. Dana Ullrich is a part of that surge. She is our newest chapter founder at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) where she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Dana

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2
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the Salem College Chapter

In over four years of being involved with SSDP as a student or staff member I have rarely met anyone with as much enthusiasm about starting an SSDP chapter as Utang Enyenihi and Megan Cook. Earlier this summer, I was invited to speak at the incoming campus coordinator retreat for Students for Liberty (SFL) in Arlington, VA.  After the event,

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20
Aug

SSDP Chapter Leader Studies Drug War in South America

As any SSPDer will know, there are many reasons for college students to become actively involved in ending the international failure that is the “war on drugs,” despite how overwhelming of a project it can appear to be at times. But it is much rarer for colleges to actively engage with students who have dedicated their academic career and future plans

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6
Nov

The paradox of Amendment 2 and a call to action for the future

Written by Victoria Jara, New College of Florida SSDP alumni and YESon2 volunteer Driving around the city of Sarasota on election day, giving students rides to voting precincts, pulling up voter information for people in a frenzy, and meeting up with campaign staff were but some of the many aspects my colleagues and I contributed to on election day. We

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20
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the DePaul University Chapter!

I am very excited to introduce our newest established chapter at DePaul University in Chicago! With the addition of DePaul, SSDP now has seven active chapters in the Chicago metropolitan area! DePaul SSDP chapter President Vila Ahmeti has been working hard all summer, and has some very thoughtful responses to some questions I asked that I’d like to share with all of you.

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16
Jul

Apply for a Diversity Scholarship for SSDP2014

In an ongoing effort to diversify SSDP’s student network and ensure that a diverse group of individuals and viewpoints are represented at our upcoming international conference, our Outreach, Recruitment, Diversity committee (ORD) is offering scholarships to help defray the cost of attending the conference. The ORD scholarships are in addition to the general scholarship funds that SSDP has made available

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