The Secular Student Alliance Reaches 80,000 Students At Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Most Black Americans identify as Christian and are highly religious by traditional measures of belief. According to Pew Research, Black Americans remain more religious than other groups and more likely than the average American to stay in the religious tradition they were raised in. As a result, some predicted that young Black adults would resist…

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Welcome Matthew Korn

Matthew Korn is the new national organizing manager for the Secular Student Alliance. Born in Colorado and raised in St. Louis, Matt was a resident of Austin, Texas for over 20 years before recently moving to Los Angeles. During his time in Austin, Matt was an activist in a variety of movements, including anti-death penalty,…

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2022 Student Activist Scholarship Recipients

We are pleased to introduce our 2022 student activist scholarship recipients. This year’s scholarship recipients exemplify the mission of the Secular Student Alliance by proudly expressing their secular identities, building welcoming and inclusive communities, and promoting strong secular values. We know they will continue to enrich our society through their activism. Please learn more about…

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How the Supreme Court Is Weaponizing Religious Freedom

American Crusade: How the Supreme Court Is Weaponizing Religious Freedom Critically acclaimed author and constitutional attorney Andrew L. Seidel looks at some of the key Supreme Court cases over the last decade to show how a hallowed legal protection, freedom of religion, has been turned into a tool to advance privilege and impose conservative Christianity…

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Secular Student Alliance Denounces SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

This morning, the Supreme Court’s religiously-conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the federally-protected right to a safe and legal abortion. This devastating and dangerous decision takes away fundamental rights and bodily autonomy from pregnant people, and will disproportionately impact people of color, people in rural communities, people with lower income, and women. In fact,…

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Truth Wanted at the University of Texas, San Antonio

On Friday, May 13, students from the Secular Student Alliance at the University of Texas, San Antonio hosted a live event and fundraiser at the UTSA campus with the popular Youtube show ‘Truth Wanted’ with host ObjectivelyDan. The show is about getting to the bottom of beliefs, whether it’s karma or Christ, Bigfoot or crystals…

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Welcome New SSA Board Members

Please join us in welcoming four new members to the SSA Board of Directors. Michelle Campbell has 17 years of experience working in education and the non-profit sector. She currently serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Middlesex College in New Jersey. As Vice President, Michelle leads a comprehensive institutional advancement division that…

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Sarah Henry for Florida Representative

Sarah talked about running for office when she was in elementary school and she has always been passionate about making a difference in her community! When student members of the Secular Student Alliance leave college, they go off to do great things.  We are proud to have Sarah as an alumna of the Secular Student…

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Direct Outreach to 1.4 Million Students

Over the past 20 months with campus closures due to the COVID 19 pandemic, many nonreligious students were forced to be at home with unsupportive religious families and communities and cut off from their other nonreligious friends. Coming out of the pandemic, the Secular Student Alliance launched a nationwide organizing campaign, reaching 1.4 million students,…

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The Anatomy of Prejudice

There is only one race of people on the face of the earth: the HUMAN race, of which we are all members. The solution to the problem of the ignorance about ‘race’ lies in stopping the lies. Jane Elliott, internationally known anti-racism activist, educator, feminist, and LGBTQ activist, exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it…

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