The mission of the Secular Student Alliance is to organize, unite, educate, and serve students and student communities that promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human-based ethics. They envision a future in which nontheistic students are respected voices in public discourse and vital partners in the secular movement’s charge against irrationality and dogma.
The Secular Student Alliance is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit. They work to organize and empower nonreligious students around the country. Their primary goal is to foster successful grassroots campus groups which provide a welcoming community for secular students to discuss their views and promote their secular values.
They support their affiliates in a variety of ways, including supplying literature and outreach supplies, group-running guides, hands-on assistance, discounted access to prominent speakers, and monetary project grants.
For individual students, they cooperate with other national nontheistic organizations to get discounted students rates for large events and provide travel grants to help the students attend. They hold regional summits and a national conference each year to give students leadership training and the opportunity to network and problem-solve with their peers.
The Secular Student Alliance devotes the majority of its resources to supporting its affiliate groups. They only offer this support to groups that further our mission. They have developed a set of standards to help campus groups determine if they should seek affiliation with them.
The SSA is an amazing group. I hope all atheist/agnostic students will join! Check out their website to see if there is a chapter group near you! And if they isn’t, you can start one!
An SSA member ship is free for students (Although donations are much appreciated) and they’ll even send you a membership card for free!
The SSA Annual Conference is coming up in just a few months! With 2 locations (Las Vegas, Nevada and Columbus, Ohio)! I am attending for the first time this year in Columbus and I am very excited!
Check out their website for full details! There’s tons of cool stuff for you to see!