Tag: Events


My summer as an SSDP intern in Washington, DC

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

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SSDP Tip of the Week: Visibility

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

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Chapter Leader of the Week: Brandon Levey

Brandon Levey Junior at the University of Maryland, College Park Co-President with Zach Brown at UMD SSDP (longest active chapter in SSDP history, and still going strong!) SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? LEVEY: I first got active in SSDP at the end of my first semester in college, in the spring semester of 2009. I looked through

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Stefan Reed, Chapter Leader of the Week

Basics: Name: Stefan Reed School: Northern Virginia Community College Studying: Art Education with a minor in Non-profit Management SSDP NOVA, Chapter President SSDP: When did you 1st get involved with SSDP? Stefan: Fall ’09 after seeing a flyer on a TV at school. SSDP: What has been your favorite SSDP experience ? Stefan: Going to my first SSDP National Conference

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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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Nicholas Davies, Chapter Leader of the Week

Name: Nicholas Davies Chapter: Front Range Community College Location: Longmont, Colorado  When did you first get involved with SSDP and why do you like being part of the organization?  I was first introduced to SSDP during my second year in Student Government when I was fortunate enough to meet a fellow by the name of Christopher Pezza. After a few

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Chapter Leader of the Week: Katharine Celentano

Katharine: A few years ago, when I wasn’t even a student! I was taking time off from school for health reasons. I’d been interested in mental health advocacy since about 6th grade, but my experiences with some self-identifying addicts inspired my interest in drug policy reform more specifically. As stigmatized as I felt for my own struggles, I realized my

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