This school year, many of our student members are starting their semesters during an unprecedented pandemic, with confusing campus reopening timelines, virtual classes, and a long lasting separation from their friends and fellow drug policy reformers. Despite the intense challenges of organizing during this time, our chapters and our members continue to show resilience in fighting the War on Drugs.
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
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 (email@example.com) for advice. 1.
The SSDP Report Card for September is out! Read on for the latest in chapter news, see where our newest chapters have been founded, check out a growing list of events we’re proud to partner on, and — new this month! — a monthly roundup of Just Say Know drug education news and activities. Thank you for staying in touch
The SSDP Report Card for August is out! Read on for the latest in chapter news, see where our newest chapters have been founded, check out a growing list of events we’re proud to partner on, and — new this month! — find ways the discount code “SSDP” can get you great savings on conference tickets and products. Thank you
2018 was an incredible year for Students for Sensible Drug Policy, as you’ve seen in our annual report, read about in our annual top 10 list, and even heard in the news. We’re grateful for our 5,000+student members who are investing time in keeping their communities safe. We’re proud of the alumni who are carrying their SSDP values into their
Early bird registration is now open for the biggest SSDP event of 2017! SSDP2017 will bring more than 400 student members, alumni, and supporters to Portland, Oregon on March 24-26, 2017 for our annual gathering featuring: Educational programming. The core conference program will include prominent keynote speakers and panels addressing the hottest topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and
We’ve just announced our 2016 Regional Conference dates and locations! Regional conferences are a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with SSDPers from your region. While typically not as large the national conferences, the regional nature of the events allow students to focus more on local and state issues. In chronological order: Northeast Region (October 1) Northeastern University – Boston,
What Is Support. Don’t Punish? Support. Don’t Punish. is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the war on drugs. The campaign aims to promote drug policies that respect human rights and protect public health, to change laws and policies that impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services, and to end
We’re so excited to release our 2013 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Annual Report! (If you have trouble viewing the PDF, please try the Issuu document viewer below.) This 20 page document outlines SSDP’s accomplishments, online presence, media clips, student testimonials, events, financial information, and more about our activities from July 2012 – July 2013. To receive a hard copy of
These events serve to unite the SSDP chapter network for a day of training, workshops, discussion, networking, and expert presentations aimed to help us refine our skills as advocates for ending the destructive war on drugs. Interactive sessions and workshops will be led by Aaron Houston, Stacia Cosner, Drew Stromberg, and Devon Tackels of the SSDP national staff. The staff will guide participants through activities
It’s January, and for most of our students that means it’s time to start the Spring semester. Like many other SSDPers, you might be asking yourself how you can start off the new year with a bang. So, I thought I would share some exciting event ideas that you can host to attract new members to your chapter, while also
We’re so excited to release the 2012 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Annual Report! (If you have trouble viewing the PDF, please try the Issuu document viewer below.) This 20 page document outlines SSDP’s accomplishments, online presence, media clips, student testimonials, events, financial information, and more about our activities from June 2011-June 2012. To receive a hard copy of SSDP’s
As a student organization, having funding makes a tremendous difference in the ability to organize successfully and accomplish your goals. You can use money to buy materials, host speakers, hold events on campus, or travel to SSDP’s 13th Annual National Conference in Denver this March. If your chapter is recognized by your school, you likely have the opportunity to apply for university
What a summer it has been interning with SSDP in our DC office. I’ve had more fun and gained more experience than I could imagine over these two months! Whether it was helping organize the DC Vigil for the Victims of the War on Drugs in front of the White House, or attending Press Conferences with drug policy experts and celebrities, or
We’re starting a new series of blog posts aimed at helping you run successful chapters that engage in campaigns, constantly recruit new members, and become the most active and exciting groups on campus. To start things off, here’s a lesson on visibility. It might seem like a no-brainer, but if you’re not promoting your chapter’s meetings, events or campaigns, then how