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2019 SSA scholarship application now open!

The Secular Student Alliance is pleased to offer a growing number of scholarships this year. SSA Student Activist Scholarships Several $3,000 scholarships are available this year, up from $2500 because of special donation. We continue to offer several $1,000 scholarships as well. One of the $1,000 scholarships is reserved for a secular student attending an…

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SSA student stands up for goodness without God

A lively exchange about moral philosophy took place in the Missouri State University newspaper, The Standard, last month, where SSA student, Dalton McCart stood up for ethical atheism in a letter to the editor. The back and forth began when a columnist for the paper, Isaac Demotta, wrote a column provocatively titled, “Subjectivism and atheism…

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Students rally in response to anti-trans message on campus

by Elliott Pickett Turning Point USA, a national organization represented on over 1000 campuses in the country, is a conservative political action organization. The TPUSA chapter at Sonoma State University has been mostly inactive until recently. In April, they began advertising for a tabling event: “There Are Only Two Genders; Change My Mind.” They advertised…

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Dan Barker Tours SSA Chapters Across the Country

Dan Barker, co-president from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) shared his secular point of view and displayed his debate skills by embarking on a speaking tour to eleven SSA chapters across the country this spring semester. His talks ranged from how to be good without god, the importance of the separation of church &…

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Join SSA at the American Atheists National Convention

We hope you will join us in Cincinnati on April 19-21, 2019, for the American Atheists 2019 National Convention! Three days of speakers, workshops, community events. The next generation in the United States is more secular and social justice-oriented than previous generations. SSA executive director, Kevin Bolling will speak about the mindset of millennials and…

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Better Together – the 2019 SSA National Conference

The SSA Conference is not only our biggest event every year but it is also the only student-focused secular conference in the United States. It’s the time where our students from all across the nation get together to meet each other and be a part of the secular community on a much larger scale. Every…

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Students across the US celebrate Darwin’s 210th birthday

On February 12th people all across the globe celebrate Darwin Day to honor the founder of modern biology. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was so revolutionary that it’s often referred to as the unifying principle of biology. We celebrate Darwin to reject the undeserved hostility his scientific discoveries face to this day. Second, we celebrate…

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Secular Student Life podcast launched

The first episode of the new podcast, Secular Student Life, launched today with a informative and inspiring conversation with student leader, Lisa Daugherty, from Ivy Tech College, and a short word from SSA executive director, Kevin Bolling. Hosted by National Organizing Manager, Ryan Bell, the Secular Student Life podcast will air at least monthly with…

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University of North Texas SSA in the news

//Crossposted from North Texas Daily by Xavier Spurlock The recently founded UNT chapter of the Secular Student Alliance, which intends to fill a void for atheist students who feel underrepresented on campus, covers topics related to atheism including separation of church and state or street epistemology in their meeting and plan on increasing their visibility…

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