SSDP Report Card for October 2019

SSDP staff, board, students and alumni (about 30 people standing in rows, smiling) during the 2019 SSDP Strategy Summit - roughly 30 people smiling, standing in rows in front of trees
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The Students for Sensible Drug Policy Report Card for October is out!

Read on for the latest in SSDP news, see where our newest chapters have been founded, check out a growing list of events we’re proud to partner on, learn about opportunities to take action, and more.

Thank you for staying in touch and for staying committed to our shared vision to end the War on Drugs and start making sense!

Note from the team

We’ve just returned from the Drug Policy Alliance’s International Drug Policy Reform conference, where dozens of students attending on scholarship were able to connect and exchange information with drug policy reformers and harm reduction service providers, justice advocates and academics, peers working in communities to serve people who use drugs, and, of course, more than 50 SSDP alumni who fit into those categories. 

Sadly, we were not able to be joined by a single member of our growing and vibrant network of students working to protect health, liberty, and human rights in Africa. Notoriously difficult and slow processes for obtaining visas mean that most African students are unable to join us for these pivotal gatherings. Help us change that for #Sensible2020 with a tax-deductible gift today, and make conferences available to any young person passionate enough to dedicate their time to sensible drug policy, no matter where they are from. Your gift now will ensure our members have time to apply for visas, plan overseas trips, and attend our conference with scholarships for travel and lodging — meaning young people from as many as 34 countries will have the same opportunities as our US members to superpower their change-making skills. 

And thank you for everything you do to make this work happen! 


The SSDP team

Action alerts 

New activists and chapters 

  • Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (United States)
  • New York Law School (United States)
  • Ossining High School (United States)
  • Princeton University (United States)
  • SSDP Buffalo (United States)
  • SSDP Durham (United Kingdom)
  • SSDP Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
  • Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (United States)
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville (United States)
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine (United States)
  • Western Michigan University (United States)
  • University of Florida (United States)

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  1. University of Pittsburgh
  2. Ferris State University
  3. Michigan State University
  4. Ohio State University
  5. DePaul University
  6. University of California Santa Cruz
  7. University College Cork
  8. SSDP Nigeria
  9. United Methodist University
  10. Kent State University


  • 219 one-on-one coaching sessions
  • 117 social media posts
  • 81 active chapter campaigns
  • 44 care packages and CAT Store orders shipped

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Upcoming events and days of action

These events include those which are hosted by SSDP global, or by SSDP chapters, or in which we are partners or co-hosts, or feature an SSDP member as a speaker. If your chapter is hosting an event that you’d like listed, please let your SSDP staff member know. 

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