Tag: chapter

9
Aug

Introducing the University of Houston SSDP chapter

Welcome to the network, University of Houston SSDP! Chapter leaders Chelsea Pederson ‘19 and Pierce Popson ‘19 recently reached out to Students for Sensible Drug Policy, separately, and have since been working together to get the University of Houston chapter established. I sat down with them to ask about their interest and experience this far.  How did you hear about
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20
Aug

My SSDP chapter plans from 2007

As many of you know, I have been a member of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy national staff for the past four years, currently serving as Deputy Director. But my involvement with SSDP started much before that (I went to my first UMD SSDP chapter meeting in August 2005) while I was an undergrad at the University of Maryland.

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23
Aug

Ithaca College enacts marijuana/alcohol equalization policy

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

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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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29
Dec

Organizing Tip of the Week: Collecting Feedback

Organizing tip of the Week: Collecting Feedback One of the best ways to determine if you are doing a good job as a student organizer is to ask for feedback from your peers. Obtaining constructive feedback from your chapter members, alumni, or supporters is extremely useful and overall will help you improve your skills as an organizer. You should always

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20
Dec

Organizing Tip of the Week: Google News Alerts

One of the most integral components of being an advocate for any social cause is to remain up to date and informed on a wide array of topics related to your interests. With the nature of our chapter network, it’s important for chapters to be up to date with current events, legislation, news, or campaigns in your state or communities. With

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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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21
Oct

Chapter Leader of the Week

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,

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4
Oct

Chapter Leader of the Week

Earlier this week, I got the chance to catch up with Jimmy Stanley, from the SSDP chapter at Eastern Illinois University. The EIU chapter is new, and just became officially recognized by their university administration last week. However, that isn’t to say they haven’t been busy. In their first week as an official chapter, EIU SSDP launched a Good Samaritan

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24
Jan

Rob Pfountz, Chapter Leader of the Week

Basics: Robert Pfountz SSDP State Coordinator for Arkansas Former President, University of Arkansas SSDP Major: Political Science Minor: Economics SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? Rob: The first SSDP event that I attended was to see Norm Stamper of LEAP speak on-campus at the University of Arkansas in 2008. I had always supported marijuana policy reform, but this event was

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