New Chapter

2
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the American University Chapter!

We proudly welcome SSDP’s newest official chapter, American University, led by Sam McBee! I talked with Sam about his experience with the chapter so far and his vision for it moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP? I had known about SSDP prior to entering school as a freshman last year and I had seen stickers around campus when

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1
Oct

SSDP Welcomes Duke University Chapter

We’re proud to welcome our newest chapter, Duke University, into the SSDP family! I talked to chapter founder and leader Russell Dulman about his experience so far and his vision for the chapter moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP and what made you want to get involved? I heard about SSDP through my roommate whose friend, Alfred

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18
May

SSDP Welcomes Saint Charles Community College Chapter!

Name: Duell Lauderdale School: Saint Charles Community College Position: Chapter Founder and President SSDP: How did you hear about SSDP?  Duell: I went to University of Missouri my freshman year of college before returning home to community college in St. Charles, MO. That year I was involved with NORML and along the way I learned that they were partnered with SSDP (at the

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15
May

SSDP Welcomes the University of Idaho Chapter!

The University of Idaho is SSDP’s newest official chapter! I spoke with chapter founder and President Jami Reiner about her experience so far and her vision for the chapter moving forward; How did you hear about SSDP? I can’t really recall how i heard about SSDP. I had found out that we had a chapter at the University of Idaho started in

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7
May

SSDP Welcomes Oregon State University Chapter!

Name: Daniel Bauer School: Oregon State University Major: Botany SSDP: How did you hear about SSDP? Daniel: I had been doing personal research through the Internet on drug policy and drugeducation over the course of a few years. My favorite resource was www.Erowid.org and my searches there led me to MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. These two websites became

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12
Apr

SSDP Welcomes SUNY Oswego Chapter

SSDP expanded it’s chapter network in New York this week with our latest chapter addition at SUNY Oswego. I got the chance to catch up with chapter founder, Daniel Perlin, about his experience with SSDP thus far, and this is what he had to say.   Name: Daniel Perlin School: SUNY Oswego Position: Chapter President SSDP: How did you hear about

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19
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the Kennesaw State University Chapter!

Kennesaw State University, just 20 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia, is home to SSDP’s newest official chapter! I spoke with chapter founder and President Palmer Ribley about the journey so far and what the future holds for their chapter;   What made you decide to start an SSDP chapter? This is something I’m very passionate about; I have personal experiences of being directly

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12
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the University of Denver College of Law Chapter!

The University of Denver College of Law is SSDP’s newest official chapter and our newest law school chapter! I spoke with chapter President Daniel Garcia about how he got involved in SSDP, his plans for the chapter, and what the future holds for their chapter and for SSDP.   How did you hear about SSDP? Stuart Rubenstein, our Deputy Chair, and I had

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10
Mar

SSDP Welcomes Eastern Michigan University Chapter!

This week, SSDP gained another chapter in the Wolverine State, at Eastern Michigan University! EMU SSDP is one of three chapters in Michigan, and they are working to bring a Lowest Law Enforcement Priority policy to their community. I was able to catch up with Luisa Scavo, EMU SSDP chapter president, and this is what she had to say about

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9
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the University of South Florida Chapter!

The University of South Florida is now home to SSDP newest official chapter! I spoke with chapter founder and President Evan Eisenberg about their journey so far and what’s in store for the chapter moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP and why did you decide to get involved? During the Spring 2012 semester at the University of South Florida, I took

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5
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the University of Colorado Law School Chapter!

The University of Colorado Law School is SSDP’s newest chapter! I spoke with chapter President Rachelle Yeung  and Vice President Kevin Cheney about their experience so far and their vision for the chapter moving forward; How did you hear about SSDP? Kevin: I heard about SSDP back in 2008 when I was working on my thesis concerning drug policy in the United States. I came across

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1
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the University of West Florida Chapter!

SSDP has a brand new chapter at the University of West Florida! I spoke with chapter founder and leader Ethan Watters about his experience so far and his vision for the chapter moving forward; How did you hear about SSDP?  I discovered SSDP by following a user on the website tumblr.com that posts news articles and statistics relating to drug policy reform and

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28
Feb

SSDP Welcomes Northeastern University School of Law Chapter!

This past week, our newest Law School chapter at Northeatern University School of Law joined our LSSDP network. Julie Roberts, current SSDP Executive Board member, founded the chapter and is leading NUSL SSDP with Co-President Jess Cochrane. I was able to catch up with Julie earlier this week, and here is what she had to say about her involvement with SSDP, and

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13
Feb

SSDP Welcomes SUNY-Adirondack Chapter!

SSDP welcomes our newest chapter at SUNY Adirondack! In just one week, the SUNY Adirondack chapter has become recognized by their administration, and are now working to enact sensible policies in their community. I got a chance to catch up with chapter founder, Adam DeBuque, and here is what he had to say about his involvement so far.   Name: Adam

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9
Feb

SSDP Welcomes Lawrence University Chapter!

SSDP’s chapter network grew this week with an addition at Lawrence University in Appelton, Wisconsin. I got the chance to catch up with chapter founder, Evan Johnson, about his work to start a new chapter. Here is what he had to say about his involvement with SSDP so far. Name: Evan Johnson School: Lawrence University Major: Government/ Russian Studies Chapter Position: President and Founder SSDP:

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19
Jan

SSDP Welcomes Northwestern University Chapter!

SSDP at Northwestern is the newest addition to our diverse Midwest chapter network. This week I was able to catch up with chapter leader Frances Fu about her involvement with SSDP. This is what she has to say about her experience so far. SSDP: How did you hear about SSDP?  Frances: I heard about SSDP from James Kowalsky, the president of

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13
Jan

University of Southern California Joins SSDP Chapter Network

Name: Steven Hwang and Alex Norby School: University of Southern California Major: BA Human Performance & BA Political Science Chapter Position: Co-Founders SSDP: How did you hear about SSDP? Steven and Alex: I heard about SSDP during my sophomore year (2010) when Prop 19 was gaining momentum in California. I was determined to get involved and a few students on campus

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11
Jan

Announcing Western Washington University SSDP!

This week, our newest chapter at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA became officially recognized by their university administration. After ending an 8 month struggle to get their chapter recognized and off the ground, this is what chapter leader Matt Hilliard has to say about his experience. Name: Matthew Hilliard School: Western Washington University Major: Political Science Chapter Position: Chapter Coordinator   SSDP: How did you hear

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21
Dec

SSDP Welcomes Two New Chapters This Week

We’re excited to announce the two newest additions to our chapter network this week. Welcome to the team, Manchester University and Ohio State University SSDP chapters! Manchester University SSDP Currently the only SSDP chapter in the state of Indiana, Manchester College SSDP is holding their own in the Hoosier state. Lead by Phil Keim, a Sophomore getting his degree in Peace Studies, this chapter just got

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8
Dec

SSDP Welcomes Case Western Reserve University Chapter!

Today, SSDP welcomes Case Western Reserve University into our chapter network. CWRU joins the fight along side our other Ohio chapters Hiram College, Kent State University,Miami University, University of Cincinnati, and University of Akron.   I spoke with chapter leader Tiffany Oliver about her experience so far and her plans for the chapter moving forward:   1. How did you hear about SSDP?     Through Young

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2
Dec

SSDP Welcomes Virginia Tech Chapter!

Virginia Tech is our newest official chapter! They join the fight alongside VCU, Radford, NVCC, UMW, GMU, and UVA Law, expanding and strengthening our chapter network in Virginia. I spoke with chapter leader Tom Magjuka about his experience so far and his plans for the chapter moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP? I honestly can’t remember how I found out about SSDP. I used

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30
Nov

SSDP Welcomes Our Newest Chapter, Florida International University

It is with great honor that I present to you SSDP’s newest chapter, Florida International University! I spoke with rockstar chapter leader Laura Gonzalez about her experience so far and her aspirations moving forward.   How did you hear about SSDP? I first heard about SSDP when I met Alfred Kilzi (University of Miami chapter president) at a candle light vigil

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23
Nov

SSDP welcomes our newest high school chapter, Highland Park High!

Congratulations to our newest SSDP chapter at Highland Park High School in New Jersey! The chapter’s founder, Oscar Lee was recently informed that his chapter would be recognized by his high school, a great victory for young people across the country. Oscar Lee has been a rockstar since day one, getting his group off the ground and working with his

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18
Nov

SSDP Welcomes The University of Alabama Chapter!

The University of Alabama chapter, led by sophomore Matt Larkin, is SSDP’s newest addition and first official chapter in Alabama! I interviewed Matt about his experience so far and his vision for the chapter moving forward.     How did you hear about SSDP? I have always been interested in our nation’s incessant “war on drugs” and the more I learned,

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28
Sep

SSDP welcomes our newest chapter, the University of Maryland School of Law!

Our newest chapter at the University of Maryland School of Law has just been approved and it is my honor to welcome them to the family! As one of our graduate school chapters, UMD Law joins the ranks of Georgetown University Law, George Washington University Law, University of DC School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, University of California Hastings and Lewis and Clark Law School.  

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