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Secular Student Alliance International Resources


International groups (those outside the USA) can affiliate with the Secular Student Alliance if they meet our minimum standards and are located at a high school or college within their country. However, we can only offer limited services and resources to international affiliate groups.

If you are an international secular student group who is affiliated with SSA, please review the lists below outlining the services and resources that are and are not available outside the US to prevent confusion about how we can support your group.

Services Available to International Groups:
The following services are available to our overseas affiliates. Currently we only offer materials in English, and we do recognize that many of our group-running documents are US-centric (though many are also applicable in any part of the world).

Services Unavailable Internationally Include:
Regretfully, the following resources and services are currently limited to North America.

  • Group Starting Packets
  • Project Grants
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Awards
  • Conferences and Leadership Events (and associated funding)
  • Any and all types of grants or funding that we may offer
  • Tabling Supplies
  • Media Contacts
  • Branded Affiliate Program (due to service mark restrictions)
  • Business Cards

Help Us Improve!
If you or your group has developed a resource, activity packet, non-English flyers or documentation, or other materials that you feel would be helpful to other international SSA affiliates, we would love to share them. We are always happy to be able to improve our services and resources for international groups - and you can help make that happen. Contact organizer@secularstudents.org if you have a resource you would like to share.

Additional Support

There are several other organizations that exist to support organizations in all parts of the world. We recommend that you contact these organizations to see what support they can offer to your group.

 Atheist Alliance International
AAI is a democratic association of independent, autonomous atheist societies. The goal of the Alliance is to establish strong, democratic atheist organizations in every state, and indeed, worldwide.

 International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)
IHEU was founded in 1952 in Amsterdam and is the only umbrella organization of Humanist, rationalist, atheist, secularist, ethical culture and agnostic groups around the world. IHEU's member organizations range from large membership groups to publishers, universities and development agencies. The IHEU also supports the International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organization (IHEYO).

IHEYOInternational Humanist and Ethical Youth Organization (IHEYO)
The International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organisation (IHEYO) is devoted to promoting the spread of humanism among young people. IHEYO is working together with many groups and individuals around the world. With humanism in practice IHEYO means all humanist, freethinker, laique, skeptic, rationalist, atheist, agnostics, etc. groups.

 The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies (AHS)
The AHS is an umbrella organization which represents atheist, Humanist and secular student societies in the United Kingdom. It provides support and resources for established and newly-forming societies as well as a national voice.

Freethought Student Alliance
The Freethought Student Alliance connects student leaders from around Australia to help them work together and grow as a collective student movement dedicated to furthering science, reason and secular values in Australian society. The Alliance aims to provide students with useful advice, resources and networking opportunities, and also support students planning to start new groups on university campuses.

 Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science / OUT Campaign
The mission of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science is to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering. RDFRS works with other like-minded organizations and initiated the OUT Campaign with its scarlet A to give voice to non-believers around the globe.

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