The following article was originally published at Humanist Voices, by Scott Douglas Jacobsen. Raghen Lucy is a sophomore at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Growing up in Williston, North Dakota, she did not have an outlet to express her atheism and advocate for secularism until she got involved with the Secular Student Alliance in 2017. She…

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by Julienne De Guzman A few weeks ago dozens of SSA chapters participated in Ask An Atheist Day on their campuses. From the University of Alaska Fairbanks to Penn State University to the University of Puerto Rico and all the states in between students engaging in conversations with believers and non-believers alike. Most set up…

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Re-posted from the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry at University of Wisconsin-Madison Gwen Salm is the Vice-President of Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics, the SSA chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The following first person account of her journey to secularism appeared on the UW-Madison website on September 24, 2018. I grew up in Fond du…

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Ayden Paulson grew up as a Baptist in a very religious household.  From the ages of 9 to 12 his Dad took him and his brothers to “street witness,” or proselytize, with him. Ayden would be taken to protest abortion clinics every Saturday and believed he was spreading God’s message. But the more he went…

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Rogers State University (RSU) has just officially recognized one of the newest Secular Student Alliance chapters, led by Jennifer Stemmer. Jennifer and one of her group members, Bri Petree, recently partnered with the Atheist Community of Tulsa (ACT) to volunteer at The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. “I was not expecting to have as…

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This summer, secular student leaders from across the United States – from Portland to Puerto Rico, including one from Canada – attended the 18th annual SSA Conference at Ohio State University. “Getting involved with the SSA, starting a chapter, and attending the conference are all decisions that have positively changed the entire course of my…

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The application is now open for our 2018 Student Activist Scholarships! Get all the details and apply today! Are you currently enrolled full-time at a high school, college, or university in the United States? Are you an active member of your campus SSA and are you a student member of SSA National? Have you been active in…

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SAVE THE DATE Join us in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California July 12-14, 2019 For the 19th Annual SSA National Conference! Plan to travel to Los Angeles on Thursday for a full weekend of fun and learning starting on Friday morning. Then plan some time on the end of your trip to…

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We are very happy to announce that the recipient of the 2018 SSA Backbone Award is Sonia Pressman Fuentes. Sonia was born in 1928 in Berlin, Germany, of Polish parents. She and her family immigrated, first to Belgium, and then to the United States in order to escape the Holocaust. After graduating from University of…

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We are very proud to announce the 2018 National Leadership Council (NLC). The NLC is comprised of a select group of student SSA leaders and recent graduates, selected by the Campus Organizing staff, to serve in an advisory and ambassador role within the national organization. Students are selected for their demonstrated commitment to SSA and…

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