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SSA Will Update Sexual Harassment Policy

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In connection with allegations made by a former SSA student member with respect to a former Speakers Bureau speaker, SSA conducted an inquiry into the sufficiency of our internal policies, procedures, and processes in handling such matters as part of our commitment to prioritizing the safety of our student members. After an in-depth review, it was determined that SSA will make improvements in the interest of continuing to protect the safety and well-being of SSA students.

Press Release: Secular Student Alliance Commends DNC, but Requests Apology

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Columbus, OH

In the wake of the DNC email leak scandal, the Secular Student Alliance collected nearly 600 signatures to ask the Democratic National Committee to apologize for Brad Marshall’s email where he suggested to politically attack Bernie Sanders for his suspected atheism.

The Secular Student Alliance is the largest student-focused organization in the country representing atheist, agnostic, freethinkers, and otherwise identifying secular students across the country.

Open Letter to the GOP & DNC Platform Committees

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To the Delegates for the Party Platform,

We are students and alumni across the United States that support secular values. According to Pew Charitable trusts, millennials are the most secular generation to reach adulthood since religious identification has been tracked.

We are requesting that you keep your party platform secular by removing references to God, on behalf of the millions of secular Americans that share our values. We would like to see your party become inclusive to the growing secular community who are alienated by religiously exclusive language.

Investigation Update

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Upon becoming aware of a complaint regarding the Secular Student Alliance's handling of allegations such as sexual harassment, the SSA Board engaged an independent third party to determine whether the organization’s internal policies and procedures are sufficient in this regard.

To be clear, the purpose of the third party inquiry was to determine the sufficiency of and ways to continue to improve SSA’s policies and procedures, not to determine the guilt or innocence of any party or the merit of any accusations.

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