Our Partnership Activity
The Secular Student Alliance is committed to working with allies and participating in coalitions in order to reach goals which we could not reach our own. These are our recent collaborations:
- We sponsored 2017's March for Science, meant to celebrate the impact of science as well as call for science-based laws and policy-creation.
- We sponsored 2017's Women's March in support of women's rights and access to healthcare.
- We are represented on the Planning Committee of NASPA's 2017 Convergence event, which is designed to bring together higher education professionals, chaplains, campus ministers, community organizers, faculty, and others working with students around faith and worldview development to provide tremendous furthering of the field, and to provide participants with the skills needed to work to solve these complex challenges in our campus environments
- We signed onto SIECUS's letter to the House Appropriations Committee recommendingfurther expansion of funding for evidence-based sex education programs as well as ending funding for ineffective abstinence-only programs.
- Since 2013, SSA has been working with our allies at the Interfaith Youth Core and the U.S. Department of Education to provide a voice for secular students in the White House’s commitment to interfaith program support at college campuses across the nation as part of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge.
- We have established a legal support relationship with FFRF in order to safeguard students’ rights at public high schools and colleges.
- SSA is partnered with the Appignani Humanist Legal Center for greater Secular Legal Society support for SSA groups at law schools.
- We have signed onto the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act introduced by The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).
- We are a member organization of the Secular Coalition for America, which lobbies on behalf of secular Americans at the national level.
- We annually support the celebration of Darwin Day in partnership with the American Humanist Association.
- We helped to get Openly Secular going in partnership with several other national secular organizations.
- We represent secular students with NASPA and ACPA, which are organizations of college professionals, as they seek to find ways to make their campuses more welcoming and friendly to all students.
- We represent secular students with the Interfaith Youth Core, in their interfaith programming and initiatives.
- We have sponsored the Reason Rally in 2012 and 2016.
- We represent secular voices within the LGBTQ Movement; at such events as Creating Change, the largest LGBTQ activism conference in the US.
- We signed onto, and endorsed, American Atheists’ Patient's Right to Know Act.
- We co-wrote a guide with IFYC on engaging secular students in interfaith, to foster better, and more welcoming, inclusion on campuses nationwide.
- We regularly engage with researchers and organizations who seek to better understand the secular demographic on campus, as seen with the article entitled Nontheistic Students on Campus.