New Chapter

24
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the NYU Shanghai Chapter!

The movement for sensible drug policy has officially spread into China! I’m thrilled to introduce everyone to the newest SSDP chapter at NYU Shanghai. I had a chance to meet with the students starting the chapter over the summer and was impressed with their passion towards ending the drug war. NYU Shanghai features a very diverse student body from all

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10
Oct

Introducing the Ithaca College SSDP Chapter!

I’m thrilled to announce that SSDP has returned to Ithaca College! After being inactive for a couple of years, the chapter has been revived by TJ Horgan, a sophomore journalism major. After chatting with me a month ago he immediately went to work forming an executive board and hosting an inaugural meeting. I spoke with TJ and his exec board

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24
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the Santa Barbara City College Chapter

Meet Evan Adary, the chapter leader of SSDP at Santa Barbara City College! How did you hear about SSDP? I stumbled upon SSDP while researching different universities. I looked around at several different college websites and previewed some of the student activities that were listed. Why did you want to get involved/what made you decide to start a chapter? In many

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21
Sep

Introducing the First SSDP Chapter in Belgrade!

I’m very happy to introduce you all to SSDP’s first chapter in Eastern Europe: SSDP Belgrade! They have had six meetings so far and have really hit the ground running the last few months. The chapter has some exciting plans coming up that they would like to share with the rest of the SSDP network.  How did you hear about

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12
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the SUNY Albany Graduate School Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest SSDP chapter in New York at SUNY Albany Graduate School! Over the past year, the SUNY Albany SSDP chapter has been among the most efficient and active chapters in the entire network. Several of the members, including chapter leader Lauren Parasconda, graduated last year and made the decision to start up a new SSDP

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1
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the University of South Dakota Chapter

I’m very excited to announce the formation of a newly established SSDP chapter at the University of South Dakota. I’ve been working with Jimmy and Lenette, co-leaders of the group, for some time now. After a long and arduous recognition process, they have emerged successful and started an SSDP chapter at USD that I believe will leave a lasting legacy

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31
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the Colorado College Chapter

It’s that time of the year again! School is back in session and newly established SSDP chapters are just rolling into outreach staffs’ inboxes. The folks at Colorado College are a newly established chapter and sent me some insight into what it’s been like for them to get started. Check it out! How did you hear about SSDP? One of

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11
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the DePaul University Chapter

It’s the middle of August, and school is almost back in session, which means we are about to see another tidal wave of newly established SSDP chapters as students come back to campus. I’m happy that the first chapter I get to introduce to the network in the 2016-2017 school year is the re-established DePaul University chapter. I met Amy

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1
Jun

SSDP Welcomes the Boston College chapter!

I’m thrilled to announce our newest chapter in Massachusetts at Boston College! Getting the chapter approved by the campus administration proved to be challenging, but chapter leaders Marissa Acevado and Conor Kelly were able to make it happen right at the end of the semester. They are looking forward to educating their peers about harm reduction and drug use, raising

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31
May

SSDP Welcomes the Antelope Valley College Chapter

I’m excited to introduce Timothy Spears Jr., the chapter leader at Antelope Valley College! Read on to learn more about him and his vision for the future of SSDP: Why did you want to get involved with SSDP? I discovered SSDP through MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies). I wanted to join because changing the policies around psychedelic substances is something

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25
May

SSDP Welcomes the Quinnipiac University Chapter

I’m thrilled to announce that SSDP has a brand new chapter at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut! Chapter leaders Anthony Arcamone and Bryan Hargrove first contacted me about starting up a chapter a few months ago, and since then have been able to secure recognition for their chapter by the school. I spoke with Anthony about his accomplishments thus far and

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23
May

SSDP Welcomes the California State Polytechnic University Pomona Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce Matthew Company, the chapter leader of SSDP at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Read on to learn more about why he and his leadership team got involved with SSDP! Why did you want to get involved in SSDP? Many substances should be decriminalized and studied so that we can reduce drug-related crimes and promote further study of

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12
May

SSDP Welcomes the Willamette University College of Law Chapter

Meet the chapter leaders of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Willamette University College of Law! Adam Mentzer 1. What does drug policy reform mean to you? Drug policy reform means to me a total change in the way that our legislators view and deal with drug policy as well as an end to marijuana prohibition by the federal government.

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9
May

SSDP Welcomes Spring Hill College

One of the foundational tenets of Libertarian philosophy is to legalize drugs, for reasons of personal autonomy and to avoid government intervention into the private lives of citizens. This often leads pro- Liberty student groups like CollegeLibertarianss, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), and Students for Liberty (SFL) to SSDP. This is exactly what happened with the YAL chapter at Spring Hill

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9
May

SSDP Welcomes our 6th Chapter to the Arizona Network!

Have you ever wondered whether flyering on campus is actually helping you recruit new members and start new chapters of SSDP? Well, in the case of the Arizona State Univesity Tempe chapter and SSDP Chapter Leader Jeremy Poet, they did. A few years ago, as a Freshman at Arizona State University, Jeremy saw a flyer for an ASU SSDP film

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7
May

SSDP Welcomes the Calabasas High School Chapter

Meet Adison Justis, the chapter leader of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Calabasas High School. Why did you want to get involved with SSDP? After growing up being inaccurately taught by school programs that all drugs will either ruin your life or kill you only to later realize that this is completely inaccurate, I want to help change the education

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10
Apr

SSDP Welcomes the University of Santa Cruz Chapter

Meet Richard Hartnell, our newest SSDP chapter leader at the University of California Santa Cruz. Why did you want to get involved with SSDP? My ulterior motive is that I want to get involved in psychedelic research — it holds too many clues related to my other interests (consciousness, movement, flow & peak experiences). For as long as psychedelic research is

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8
Apr

SSDP Welcomes our Second Chapter at University of North Georgia

Those of you who have been following SSDP for several years will be familiar with our distinguished Board member Jeremy Sharp. Jeremy founded the SSDP chapter at the main campus of the University of North Georgia (UNG) back in August of 2013. Since then, the UNG SSDP chapter has been one of the most successful chapters in the entire SSDP

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7
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the Portland State University Chapter

Meet Cody Prouty, the chapter leader of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Portland State University. He is currently a 3rd year studying biochemistry and psychology. Cody has always been interested in pharmacology, drug policy, and how stigma and misconceptions around drugs and drug users arise. This summer, he watched a lecture given by David Nutt and Amanda Fielding from

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6
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the Indiana University South Bend Chapter

Over the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of working Sky Santiago, our newest chapter leader from Indiana University South Bend. Her chapter recently became fully established, so in celebration, I asked her to tell us a little more about her plans for the future.   How did you hear about SSDP? I heard about SSDP through MAPS (Multidisciplinary  Association

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4
Mar

SSDP Welcomes Arizona State University Downtown

Our presence in the desert southwest continues to grow with the addition of our second chapter at Arizona State University, ASU Downtown. Our chapter on the main ASU campus in Tempe has been around for several years and helped collaborate with students on the Phoenix (downtown) campus to form this second ASU SSDP chapter. The downtown campus chapter is led

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4
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the UNC Charlotte Chapter

We have another new SSDP chapter in North Carolina, UNC Charlotte! The chapter leaders, Cody Dorce and Juliuse Mallari were able to navigate the process of becoming officially recognized by their school in just a few weeks. This chapter is wholly focused on pursuing a campus-level medical amnesty policy and reducing or eliminating punitive measures (to the greatest extent possible) by

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23
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the University of Alabama Chapter

Meet Olympia Karageorgieou and Josh Shumate, the Chapter President and Vice President of the University of Alabama SSDP chapter. Olympia and Josh have already been making waves during their first semester on campus. They were able to leverage their relationships with the Student Government Association to pass a medical amnesty resolution, sparking a meeting with campus administration to pursue the

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19
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Ohio University Chapter

If there’s one thing I love in this world, it’s newly established SSDP chapters. I’ve been in touch with students from Ohio University for a long while at this point, and I’m very excited to say that SSDP is finally welcoming them as a fully established chapter. Chapter Leader Brandon Kerr sent me some thoughts on their organization and its

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16
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the University of Massachusetts Amherst Chapter!

I’m thrilled to announce our newest Established chapter in the Northeast region, University of Massachusetts Amherst! I spoke with chapter leader Eli Kaplan about how things have gone on campus so far and what they are looking forward to accomplishing in the future: How did you hear about SSDP? I heard about SSDP through a family friend. Why did you

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