Experiences with Favoritism for Religious Student Groups?

  As a result of our lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education, the DOE announced that it is rescinding part of a regulation enacted by the Trump administration that forces universities to financially support religious student groups that discriminate. The Department of Education is inviting public comment on the proposed rule and is requesting…

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Secular leaders urge Biden not to sponsor National Prayer Breakfast

We are strongly encouraging you not to sponsor or attend the National Prayer Breakfast. The annual event takes place in the first week of February and is framed as a large bipartisan forum for political, social, and business leaders to gather and pray together, but the reality is different. The National Prayer Breakfast is controversial…

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303 Creative v. Elenis

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in 303 Creative v. Elenis, a case that stands to upend over fifty years of nondiscrimination law. The case involves a Colorado web design company that claims it has a free speech right to deny services to customers based on its owner’s religious beliefs. In particular, the owner…

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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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