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7
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Yale University Chapter

I’m very excited to introduce our newest chapter in the Northeast region, Yale University! Chapter leader Clement Dupuy contacted us about a month ago about getting a chapter started up and has been working hard to create an established SSDP presence in New Haven. SSDP now has three chapter at Ivy League schools, with Brown University and University of Pennsylvania

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7
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Berkeley City College Chapter

I could not be more thrilled to introduce Begonia Blossom Herbert, the founder and chapter leader of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Berkeley City College. Begonia studies Psychology at Berkeley City College but hopes to transfer to UCLA in the near future. She will be receiving her AA in Arts and Humanities in 2016! Begonia wanted to get involved

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6
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the University of Oregon Chapter

 I am extremely excited to welcome the University of Oregon chapter into the SSDP family! The founding members include Laura Huskey (Math and Computer Science freshman), Misa Smith (Sociology Senior), and Michael Worcester (Political Science Senior, dual-enrolled at Lane Community College). Fun fact – they share the same birthday as Students for Sensible Drug Policy! I met all of them

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6
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Oregon State University Chapter

Meet Chris Strahan, the founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Oregon State University. He is a sophomore studying Fermentation Science. “I decided to get involved with Students for Sensible Drug Policy because there’s a chance to do something for the actual local community, people in Corvallis who are affected by things like drug abuse. So I thought starting

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30
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the Hunter College Chapter

I am thrilled to announce our newest chapter in New York City, Hunter College! Chapter leader Sabrina Bodé is an SSDP veteran, having previously served as chapter leader of the SUNY New Paltz chapter before transferring to Hunter this semester. She has already made an impact on her campus and is striving to create a vibrant network of student activism

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30
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the CUNY Baruch Chapter

I am thrilled to introduce our newest chapter in New York City at CUNY Baruch! About 4 months ago I was contacted by Leland Radovanovic about joining the student movement to end the war on drugs, and I knew right after our first conversation that he was going to become a rockstar chapter leader. Since then, he has not only

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10
Sep

SSDP starts the school year with 24 new chapters

School has been out for the past few months, but SSDPers have been kicking it up into high gear – training and educating others, advocating for sensible drug policy, and building up their chapters. The Outreach team is so excited to welcome these newly established chapters to the SSDP network! International University of the West Indies (Jamaica, April 2015) University of

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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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31
Aug

SSDP Welcomes a New Chapter at Diablo Valley College

I am incredibly excited to introduce Jacob Bazarov, a full time student studying Computer Science and Psychology at Diablo Valley College, working a full time job as a software engineer. Jacob is undoubtedly one of the most resilient SSDP activists in the network. Jacob first established his SSDP chapter in the fall of 2014, with a following of over 50

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31
Aug

SSDP Welcomes a New Chapter at University of California Berkeley

Meet Lalitha Thirunagari and Oliver Zerrudo, the newest chapter leaders of the SSDP chapter at University of California Berkeley! The founding of the SSDP chapter at University of California Berkeley has an interesting story. Before this school year, Lalitha and Oliver had both been organizing around drug policy issues, in different ways, and with different groups of people.  The two

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28
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the Boise State University Chapter

Hey everyone, I’m happy to announce more exciting developments for SSDP in the Mountain Region as we welcome another newly established chapter at Boise State University. Here’s what current chapter leader Tate Fegley had to say about their group! How did you hear about SSDP? Through an IHS program – they were doing a video series on the drug war.

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24
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the Northern Kentucky University Chapter

It’s been a great week for SSDP, as we are fortunate to welcome another newly established chapter to the network, Northern Kentucky University. Chapter leader Dylan Birkenhauer spoke with me about his experience starting a new chapter, and his plans moving forward. How did you hear about SSDP?  I first heard about SSDP through Marijuana Policy Project’s website. Why did

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21
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the Colorado School of Mines Chapter!

I am overjoyed to introduce the newest SSDP chapter, Colorado School of Mines. I reached out to chapter leaders Jake and Raina about their start with SSDP, what the chapter has done so far, and their plans for the future. How did you hear about SSDP? I found out about SSDP while browsing reddit. Why did you want to get

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5
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the Mount Hood Community College chapter!

Meet Sam Krause, the leader of the first SSDP chapter at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. Sam decided to start a chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy in Spring of 2015 in order to educate people about Measure 91, a medical cannabis legalization initiative in Oregon. Last year, he organized a panel featuring lawyers, journalists and medical

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16
Jul

SSDP Welcomes Two New Chapters: Penn State and Victoria University of Wellington

I’m thrilled to introduce our two newest SSDP chapters; Pennsylvania State University Main Campus in State College, PA and Victoria University of Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand. The chapter at Penn State first started up last winter when senior George Cimochowski decided to sign up as an SSDP Ambassador after being referred through some people at the Arcview Group. As

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27
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Point Park University Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest SSDP chapter, Point Park University from Pittsburgh, PA! I talked to chapter leader Chloe about her chapter’s accomplishments so far and what they have planned for the future:   How did you hear about SSDP? Through my studies in the humanistic-oriented psychology program at Point Park University I’ve been learning more and more about the

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5
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Saint Mary's College of Maryland Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce the newest SSDP chapter in Maryland: Saint Mary’s College of Maryland! I spoke with the chapter leader, Jamie, about her plans and vision for SMCM SSDP moving forward:   How did you hear about SSDP? We heard about SSDP through Olivia O’Keefe, chapter president at University of Maryland. The recent involvement of the UMD chapter in

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13
Nov

SSDP Welcomes the Chapman University Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter to the SSDP family: Chapman University from California!. Chapter leader Ashleigh Dennis has been working to start a chapter at Chapman since June. I asked Ashleigh about what her chapter has accomplished so far and what her plans are for the future: How did you hear about SSDP? I heard about SSDP when I was a

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19
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the Cork Institute of Technology Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter to the SSDP family: Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) from Ireland! The number of established SSDP chapters in Ireland increases to four with the addition of CIT. I spoke with chapter leader Martin Condon about what his chapter has accomplished so far and what his plans are for the future: How did you hear

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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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23
Jun

SSDP Welcomes the State University of New York at Buffalo Chapter!

I’m pumped to introduce our newest established chapter at the State University of New York at Buffalo! I spoke with chapter leader Gabriela Zappi about her experience so far and her plans moving forward:   How did you hear about SSDP?  I heard about SSDP from a friend at NYU where I used to go to school who got me

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22
May

SSDP Welcomes the Athlone Institute of Technology (Ireland) chapter!

We have a brand new chapter in Ireland! Pierce Fox, founder and leader of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) SSDP, shares his thoughts on his chapter’s history and vision moving forward: Pierce: SSDP is the 3rd chapter to begin in Ireland after University College Cork (UCC) and National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). I first came across SSDP during a debate

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14
May

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:   How did you hear about SSDP? I first heard about the SSDP during a Town Hall Meeting here in San

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17
Apr

SSDP Welcomes the Texas A&M Law School chapter!

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 did you hear about SSDP? I first heard about SSDP while in undergrad at Kansas Wesleyan University. I was at a

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19
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the James Madison University (JMU) chapter!

Based in my home state of Virginia, James Madison University (JMU) is home to our newest official chapter! Founded and led by Sociology major Staci Hostetler, we expect JMU SSDP to be a fantastic addition to our Virginia chapter network. I spoke with Staci about building the chapter and her vision for the future;     How did you first hear

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