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Partner Organizations


Cooperation is a core value of the Secular Student Alliance and we proudly work with all of the following national and international organizations. If you're the head of a national or international organization that would like to get more involved with secular students, please let us know.

U.S. Partners

 American Atheists
American Atheists is dedicated to working for the civil rights of Atheists, promoting separation of state and church, and providing information about Atheism. American Atheists has been a premier organization laboring for the civil liberties of Atheists, and the total, absolute separation of government and religion.

 American Ethical Union
The American Ethical Union works to advance the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society.

American Humanist Association
The American Humanist Association is a national organization founded in 1941 to promote humanism in the United States. The AHA represents both secular and religious naturalistic humanism, and cooperates with other national and international humanist organizations to advance the ideals of humanism.

 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
Since 1947, Americans United has worked to protect the constitutional principle of church-state separation, a vital cornerstone of religious liberty. Americans of many faiths and political viewpoints, individuals from all walks of life, have come together to defend freedoms.

Atheist Alliance of America
AAA's vision is to transform society into one that supports and respects a worldview based on the values of reason, empiricism and naturalism, and respects and protects the separation of religion and government.

 Atheist Nexus
The world's largest social networking site exclusively for nontheists.

 Black Atheists of America
Black Atheists of America (BAAm) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between atheism and the black community.

 The Brights' Net
This website of The Brights' Network registers brights into an Internet constituency of Brights and serves as a communications hub for actions that align with the aims and principles of the Brights movement.

 Camp Quest
Camp Quest is a network of secular summer camps for the children of atheists, humanists, and other freethinkers. Many college students volunteer as counselors at week-long Camp Quest sessions.

 Center for Inquiry
The Center for Inquiry International is a nonprofit educational organization working to promote and defend science, reason, and freedom of inquiry in all areas of human endeavor. It is also the parent organization of CFI On Campus, Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), and the Council for Secular Humanism (CSH).

The Clergy Project
The Clergy Project is a confidential online community for active and former clergy who do not hold the supernatural beliefs of their religious traditions. The Clergy Project launched on March 21st, 2011.

Currently, the community's nearly 100 members use it to network and discuss what it's like being an unbelieving leader in a religious community. The Clergy Project’s goal is to support members as they move beyond faith.

CSJOThe Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations
The Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations is an international organization focused on promoting and educating a secular Jewish world view.  They are comprised of communities, schools, and individual members.

FISH is an enterprise based in Colorado, and dedicated to countering the destructive aspects of religious zealotry. FISH creates and gathers enlightened symbols and materials and advertises these products (such as T-shirts, buttons and CDs) throughout the United States; with special focus on areas where zealots are trying to usurp the freedoms of the targets of their bigotry.

 The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities, including freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience.

 Foundation Beyond Belief
Foundation Beyond Belief is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational foundation created (1) to focus, encourage and demonstrate the generosity and compassion of atheists and humanists, and (2) to provide support and encouragement for nontheistic parents.

 Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a membership organization for freethinkers - atheists, agnostics, secularists, humanists, and rationalists. The Foundation acts as an umbrella for those free from religion, and is committed to the treasured principle of separation of state and church. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. is an educational group working for separation of state and church.

Formerly The Friends of Religious Humanism, an affiliate organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the HUUmanists was founded by Edwin H. Wilson, Lester Mondale, and others in 1962 as the "Fellowship of Religious Humanists" to advance humanism within the Unitarian-Universalist denomination and to promote religious humanism in general.

 Institute for Humanist Studies
The Institute for Humanist Studies is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing humanist principles through education and publicity. It researches and distributes comprehensive information about humanist beliefs, organizations, and services. The IHS supports the SSA in a big way. Please let them know you appreciate their support of the student movement.

 ifycInterfaith Youth Core (IFYC)
The Interfaith Youth Core is an organization working to bring young people of all worldviews together to strengthen social cohesion, build social capital, and address social problems. While the Secular Student Alliance encourages its affiliates to participate in interfaith work, we always stress how important it is for our affiliates to retain their identity as non-theists and be openly skeptical of and critically approach supernatural claims.

 Internet Infidels
The Secular Web is an online community of nonbelievers dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, understanding and tolerance.

 James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF)
The JREF promotes critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas. They also provide educational materials to help teach critical thinking and science.

MAAFMilitary Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF)
The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers is an Internet-based grassroots organization that exists to provide a forum for service members to express their views and find a community of like-minded individuals. Where necessary, MAAF tries to identify, examine, and respond to insensitive practices that illegally promote religion over non-religion within the military or unethically discriminate against minority religions or differing beliefs.

 Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science 
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.

 Secular Coalition for America
The mission of the Secular Coalition for America is to increase the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.

 Society for Humanistic Judaism
Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to humanistic values and ideas.

secular Secular Safe House
The mission of Secular Safe House is to provide temporary housing search assistance, as well as online programs and services to support those coming out of religion, cults or as LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender) from religious environments.

secularSecular Woman
Secular Woman amplifies the voice, presence, and influence of non-religious women. Membership is open to all who support the mission.

 United Coalition of Reason
The United Coalition of Reason is a national organization that works to raise the visibility of local groups in the community of reason. The organization promotes informal cooperation among local groups by hosting a local coalition website, providing group leaders with free public relations training, and funding a publicity campaign in local areas.

Voss Visuals Voss Visuals
Voss Visuals is a marketing materials company that handles banners, brochures, postcards, business cards, signs, and website hosting that is affordably priced and discounted for secular groups.  They are owned by two atheists who own AtheismResource.com, and their Creative Director is the Marketing and Communications Director for Recovering from Religion.  They are enthusiastic about helping secular student groups get the visibility and image they need to be successful.

International Partners

 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).

IHEYO International 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 and Ireland. 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.

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