Tag: new chapter

1
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the University of South Dakota Chapter

I’m very excited to announce the formation of a newly established SSDP chapter at the University of South Dakota. I’ve been working with Jimmy and Lenette, co-leaders of the group, for some time now. After a long and arduous recognition process, they have emerged successful and started an SSDP chapter at USD that I believe will leave a lasting legacy

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31
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the Colorado College Chapter

It’s that time of the year again! School is back in session and newly established SSDP chapters are just rolling into outreach staffs’ inboxes. The folks at Colorado College are a newly established chapter and sent me some insight into what it’s been like for them to get started. Check it out! How did you hear about SSDP? One of

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1
Jun

SSDP Welcomes the Boston College chapter!

I’m thrilled to announce our newest chapter in Massachusetts at Boston College! Getting the chapter approved by the campus administration proved to be challenging, but chapter leaders Marissa Acevado and Conor Kelly were able to make it happen right at the end of the semester. They are looking forward to educating their peers about harm reduction and drug use, raising

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25
May

SSDP Welcomes the Quinnipiac University Chapter

I’m thrilled to announce that SSDP has a brand new chapter at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut! Chapter leaders Anthony Arcamone and Bryan Hargrove first contacted me about starting up a chapter a few months ago, and since then have been able to secure recognition for their chapter by the school. I spoke with Anthony about his accomplishments thus far and

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9
May

SSDP Welcomes our 6th Chapter to the Arizona Network!

Have you ever wondered whether flyering on campus is actually helping you recruit new members and start new chapters of SSDP? Well, in the case of the Arizona State Univesity Tempe chapter and SSDP Chapter Leader Jeremy Poet, they did. A few years ago, as a Freshman at Arizona State University, Jeremy saw a flyer for an ASU SSDP film

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8
Apr

SSDP Welcomes our Second Chapter at University of North Georgia

Those of you who have been following SSDP for several years will be familiar with our distinguished Board member Jeremy Sharp. Jeremy founded the SSDP chapter at the main campus of the University of North Georgia (UNG) back in August of 2013. Since then, the UNG SSDP chapter has been one of the most successful chapters in the entire SSDP

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6
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the Indiana University South Bend Chapter

Over the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of working Sky Santiago, our newest chapter leader from Indiana University South Bend. Her chapter recently became fully established, so in celebration, I asked her to tell us a little more about her plans for the future.   How did you hear about SSDP? I heard about SSDP through MAPS (Multidisciplinary  Association

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19
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Ohio University Chapter

If there’s one thing I love in this world, it’s newly established SSDP chapters. I’ve been in touch with students from Ohio University for a long while at this point, and I’m very excited to say that SSDP is finally welcoming them as a fully established chapter. Chapter Leader Brandon Kerr sent me some thoughts on their organization and its

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1
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Mankato State University Chapter

I’m very happy to write this blog post today. Over the past few months I’ve been working closely with Joseph Dosch of Mankato State University to set up an SSDP chapter on his campus. After a few weeks of paperwork and tabling, he has been officially recognized by the university. Please join me in welcoming the newest chapter to our

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21
Jan

SSDP Welcomes the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Chapter

I’m very happy to announce our newest Wisconsin-based chapter, led by Sam Dunkovich at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Read below to find out more about how he came to find out about SSDP and get involved. Thanks for your leadership, Sam! We’re all looking forward to working with you. How did you hear about SSDP? I first heard

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8
Dec

SSDP Welcomes the Ferris State University Chapter

As always, I’m really excited to introduce a new chapter to the SSDP network. This time at Ferris State University in Michigan. Chapter Leader Michael Williams tells us about his journey so far.     How did you hear about SSDP?  Getting into discussions of Drug Policy and current events on various internet boards between 2004-2009, I had known of

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12
Nov

SSDP Welcome the University of Copenhagen Chapter!

I am extremely thrilled to announce that SSDP has expanded into Denmark with the establishment of the University of Copenhagen chapter! This pushes SSDP’s global presence to 9 total countries, including the United States, and is our first established chapter in Europe outside of Ireland. I spoke with chapter leader Anders Dahl and the rest of the chapter about their

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9
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Hamline University Chapter

It is my absolute pleasure to introduce our newest chapter in Minnesota at Hamline University.  They have come a long way in a very short time, and considering how well-organized they have been and how quickly they have built up, I am confident that they will be doing some big things on campus. I spoke with chapter leader Gunnar Aas about what

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8
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Chapter

I am pumped to introduce our newest chapter in New York at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! With the addition of RPI, SSDP now has a presence on 18 campuses in New York, one of the highest totals of any state in the country. In the month since this chapter started up, I have been blown away by their organization, compassion, and

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7
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Berkeley City College Chapter

I could not be more thrilled to introduce Begonia Blossom Herbert, the founder and chapter leader of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Berkeley City College. Begonia studies Psychology at Berkeley City College but hopes to transfer to UCLA in the near future. She will be receiving her AA in Arts and Humanities in 2016! Begonia wanted to get involved

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30
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the Hunter College Chapter

I am thrilled to announce our newest chapter in New York City, Hunter College! Chapter leader Sabrina Bodé is an SSDP veteran, having previously served as chapter leader of the SUNY New Paltz chapter before transferring to Hunter this semester. She has already made an impact on her campus and is striving to create a vibrant network of student activism

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30
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the CUNY Baruch Chapter

I am thrilled to introduce our newest chapter in New York City at CUNY Baruch! About 4 months ago I was contacted by Leland Radovanovic about joining the student movement to end the war on drugs, and I knew right after our first conversation that he was going to become a rockstar chapter leader. Since then, he has not only

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5
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the Mount Hood Community College chapter!

Meet Sam Krause, the leader of the first SSDP chapter at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. Sam decided to start a chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy in Spring of 2015 in order to educate people about Measure 91, a medical cannabis legalization initiative in Oregon. Last year, he organized a panel featuring lawyers, journalists and medical

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16
Jul

SSDP Welcomes Two New Chapters: Penn State and Victoria University of Wellington

I’m thrilled to introduce our two newest SSDP chapters; Pennsylvania State University Main Campus in State College, PA and Victoria University of Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand. The chapter at Penn State first started up last winter when senior George Cimochowski decided to sign up as an SSDP Ambassador after being referred through some people at the Arcview Group. As

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27
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Point Park University Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest SSDP chapter, Point Park University from Pittsburgh, PA! I talked to chapter leader Chloe about her chapter’s accomplishments so far and what they have planned for the future:   How did you hear about SSDP? Through my studies in the humanistic-oriented psychology program at Point Park University I’ve been learning more and more about the

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5
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Saint Mary's College of Maryland Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce the newest SSDP chapter in Maryland: Saint Mary’s College of Maryland! I spoke with the chapter leader, Jamie, about her plans and vision for SMCM SSDP moving forward:   How did you hear about SSDP? We heard about SSDP through Olivia O’Keefe, chapter president at University of Maryland. The recent involvement of the UMD chapter in

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19
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the Cork Institute of Technology Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter to the SSDP family: Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) from Ireland! The number of established SSDP chapters in Ireland increases to four with the addition of CIT. I spoke with chapter leader Martin Condon about what his chapter has accomplished so far and what his plans are for the future: How did you hear

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20
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the DePaul University Chapter!

I am very excited to introduce our newest established chapter at DePaul University in Chicago! With the addition of DePaul, SSDP now has seven active chapters in the Chicago metropolitan area! DePaul SSDP chapter President Vila Ahmeti has been working hard all summer, and has some very thoughtful responses to some questions I asked that I’d like to share with all of you.

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23
Jun

SSDP Welcomes the State University of New York at Buffalo Chapter!

I’m pumped to introduce our newest established chapter at the State University of New York at Buffalo! I spoke with chapter leader Gabriela Zappi about her experience so far and her plans moving forward:   How did you hear about SSDP?  I heard about SSDP from a friend at NYU where I used to go to school who got me

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22
May

SSDP Welcomes the Athlone Institute of Technology (Ireland) chapter!

We have a brand new chapter in Ireland! Pierce Fox, founder and leader of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) SSDP, shares his thoughts on his chapter’s history and vision moving forward: Pierce: SSDP is the 3rd chapter to begin in Ireland after University College Cork (UCC) and National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). I first came across SSDP during a debate

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