Announcing SSDP Congressional Session 2023

Announcing SSDP Congressional Session 2023

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Apply to Become a Candidate for SSDP’s Board of Directors

This year, the SSDP Congress will convene from March 7th – 8th, 2023, and provide each chapter in the network the opportunity to elect new student members to the Board of Directors, and to vote on resolutions for the organization. 


SSDP Congress facilitates SSDP’s youth-driven agenda. Elected student and youth members and appointed alumni make up the Board of Directors; all are volunteers and each member serves a three-year term. Some of the responsibilities include crafting strategy for the organization, monitoring compliance and financial affairs, overseeing SSDP’s Executive Director, participating in the annual SSDP strategy summit, and conducting Congress. Each member serves on various Board committees that range from outreach to fundraising. If you’re interested in looking at the bylaws, check them out here


There are THREE open student director positions to be filled during the March 2023 Congress. To apply to be a candidate, please fill out this application form. Applications are due by February 15th at 11:59pm PDT/February 16th at 2:59am EDT. Please send your application through the application link, and send any questions to Stay tuned on SSDP’s social media for more updates. We strongly encourage all who believe they can make this commitment to apply. Serving on the Board of Directors of SSDP is an invaluable, incredibly rewarding experience. You will play a major part in growing SSDP and helping to end the drug war while gaining a unique experience, generally only available to people in later stages of life.

SSDP at UGA celebrates President Biden’s cannabis pardon in response to SSDP’s “Keep Your Promise” Campaign. Photo: BLKMKT Media


Each chapter will have one vote and will get to rank their top candidates for the Board of Directors. The Alumni Association will also receive one vote carried out in the same way. Chapters will also have a chance to vote on organization-wide resolutions submitted by fellow chapters or members. Election results for the Board of Directors will be announced virtually at 9am PDT/12pm EDT on Friday, March 10th via email. 

All chapters  will vote online. Voting forms will be distributed to network leaders via email on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 3pm PDT/6pm EDT.  This voting form will remain open for 24 hours and will close at 3pm PDT/6pm EDT on Wednesday, March 8, to allow for ample time for voting. However, chapters and members should participate in virtual congress activities, and view virtual congress materials before voting. Keep an eye out for the final schedule for virtual Q&A sessions, speeches, and candidate bios.
SSDP is a youth-lead organization that cannot exist without the input of our members.  Your voices and questions are important as your ideas are what drive our success. Please review our congress materials available online and vote! We look forward to receiving your applications soon!


SSDP Board of Directors

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy