Tag: texas

15
Feb

Meet Our Newest Chapter at Houston Community College

We are happy to announce to the world our 6th established chapter (and 12th campus) in the state of Texas at Houston Community College (HCC). HCC SSDP is now officially recognized by their school and marks SSDP’s second currently active chapter in Houston (along with Rice University). Chapter founders Chris Mendez and Edward Peña are both planning to transfer to the University of

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9
Jan

Introducing Texas State University SSDP

It is with great fervor that I introduce Sharon Medina and the Texas State University (TSU) SSDP chapter, hailing from in San Marcos, TX. The formation of TSU SSDP marks our 4th official chapter of SSDP in Texas. Sharon has been a joy to work with since she first contacted me last March. Since then she and her chapter Vice

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6
Jan

Introducing Rice University SSDP

It is with great excitement that I announce the official formation of our 5th established (recognized by the University) SSDP chapter in the state of Texas at Rice University. Located in Houston, TX, Rice is home to the Baker institute of Public Policy, a regional and national leader in the analysis of drug policy and drug policy reform. Two of the

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6
Jan

Texas State Conference Recap

  The final SSDP Regional Conference of 2016 took place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, November 11-13, 2016. SSDPers from 10 campuses in Texas were in attendance, the largest gathering of SSDPers of any kind in the Lone Star State. This conference also happened the weekend after Election Day, so emotions were high for many

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14
May

SSDP Welcomes the Northwest Vista College (Texas) Chapter!

I’m so thrilled to introduce our newest official chapter, Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Texas! I spoke with chapter founder and leader Rafael Gonzalez about his experience so far and his vision for Northwest Vista SSDP moving forward:   How did you hear about SSDP? I first heard about the SSDP during a Town Hall Meeting here in San

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17
Apr

SSDP Welcomes the Texas A&M Law School chapter!

Please join us in welcoming our newest official chapter, Texas A&M Law School! I spoke with chapter founders and leaders Kayla Brown and Zack Brown about their experience so far and their vision for the chapter moving forward:   How did you hear about SSDP? I first heard about SSDP while in undergrad at Kansas Wesleyan University. I was at a

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30
Jan

SSDP Welcomes the Lone Star College Kingwood Chapter!

Our newest official chapter is at Lone Star College Kingwood! Based in Kingwood, Texas, this is our third chapter in the Lone Star State. Below is my interview with chapter founder and leader Brendan Lane:   How did you hear about SSDP? I heard about SSDP through the Multi-Disciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). They’re doing amazing work and I can’t stress

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17
Dec

SSDP Tulane takes action on Smarter Sentencing Act, S. 1410

Written by Emma Tuttleman-Krieger, President of the Tulane University SSDP chapter In the midst of final exams week, SSDP Tulane organized an “Activism Study Break” to help students urge their senators to vote in favor of mandatory minimum sentencing reform like the Smarter Sentencing Act (SSA), S. 1410. Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) initiated a national call-in day on December 11th which provided short

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1
May

SSDP Welcomes the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Chapter!

I am thrilled to announce the formation of our newest official chapter, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)! UIW is a private Catholic university located in San Antonio, Texas, just a short drive from the Mexico – US border. I spoke with chapter founder and leader Margarita McAuliffe about her experience with building the chapter and her  plans for the

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1
Apr

SSDP's 911 Good Samaritan Policy Database Updated

Special thanks to our intern Greg Weeks for researching and compiling this data, as well as writing this blog post. We’ve updated our database of colleges and universities with 911 Good Samaritan (also referred to as medical amnesty) policies! We found and catalogued 186 institutions and 21 states with such policies in place. The full list of schools can be found

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