Note: In the United States, most universities provide funding for student activities paid for by a student activity fee. This blog post is written for our US chapters on how to apply for funding from these pools. If you are outside of the US, funding structures vary from institution to institution. Contact your Global Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for advice. 1.
Starting this fall semester, Ithaca College will punish both marijuana and alcohol violations the same. Over the past year, Ithaca College’s chapter of SSDP has worked with the Student Government Association and the administration on the details of the new “equalization policy”, which was included with other recommendations from the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention (AOD) Team that would change
Recently, we’ve noticed an alarming trend of lawmakers and university officials citing the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) as an obstacle impeding them from allowing sensible policy change on college campuses. They claim that by changing drug and alcohol policies on campus, they will risk being denied federal funding and other forms of financial aid from the U.S.
Take action: Email Gov. Brewer to express your dismay and ask her to revoke the ban asap. The state of Arizona has opened a new front in the escalating war on medical cannabis, this time turning their attention directly at youth and students. On Tuesday, April 3, Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill into law that prohibits medical cannabis on
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STORRS, CT – Following a meeting with student government leaders on January 30, 2011, the University of Connecticut’s Office of Community Standards altered its penalties for students found in possession of small amounts of marijuana, equalizing the punishment with underage drinking. The change is largely in response to Connecticut’s recent decriminalization of marijuana, which lowered the penalty
MAKING THE AGENDA: Establish goals, purpose, desired outcome(s) of meetings Involve everyone – your agenda should include time for officer reports, member input, discussion. You want to give members something to work on so they feel involved, but remember to not overwhelm them. We all love this work, but we all have different amounts of time to give. Print out
In July of this year, the state of Connecticut decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The new law states that the punishment for an adult over the age of 21 who possesses less than one-half ounce of Marijuana will be considered a civil infraction, and result in a $150 fine with additional fines for subsequent offenses. This law
Name: Romain Bonilla School: Portland State University Region: Western Major: Communications Romain Tabling for SSDP on Campus SSDP: When did you first get involved with SSDP? Romain: In 2009, while I was studying at Saint Cloud State University. I had become interested in drug law reform when I first moved to the United States in 2008. SCSU had a few pro-liberty student groups,
On stands now is the October 2011 issue of High Times magazine with our annual feature listing the top 20 schools for marijuana activism, here are some highlights, get yourself a copy to read the full article. 1. Northern Illinois University– Last year NIU’s SSDP chapter was labeled by school officials to be “political” and therefore ineligible to receive funding or official recognition
Basics: Drew Stromberg Founder and President West Virginia University SSDP SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? Drew: I got involved during in the summer of 2009 when a friend of mine told me I should start a chapter at WVU. SSDP: What issues are important for your chapter? Drew: Good Samaritan Policy – We started working on