Want a *Free* Membership from the Secular Student Alliance?

The nice part about being a nosy former intern for the Secular Student Alliance is that I get to sometimes learn of awesome news before anyone else. The sad part is that I don’t get to tell anyone about it, even if it’s the most awesome news ever! I’ve been really excited about this news for a while, so I am absolutely thrilled to be allowed to finally announce it!

The Secular Student Alliance is offering free memberships to all high school and college students! Yes! Free! They rolled out this news somewhat quietly two weeks ago at the Reason Rally, but now it is completely live and so far over 1000 students have signed up — can you imagine how awesome it is going to be to have more accurate data for how many students are involved in the secular movement on their campus?

What is even better about this news is the benefits that come along with being a member — you get discounts to their conferences (which are awesome, but Hemant and I may be a bit biased… it’s kind of the highlight of the summer), discounts to other national events (they have paired with the American Humanist Association and American Atheists before to provide student discounts), awesome swag to display your membership, a membership card (to make things official, you know), and eligibility for Leadership Travel Aid to conferences and other events!

I have always encouraged the members of my affiliate group at the University of South Carolina to join the Secular Student Alliance, but now that it’s free for them, there is absolutely no reason for them not to! This is making it so much easier for students to connect to the larger secular student movement and maybe create an even more widespread network for support.

So, are you ready to join one of the absolute best organizations out there? Then go here! We’ll be thrilled to have you!

Are you a leader of an affiliate group and want to compile a group membership? Then email Lyz to ask about organizing that!

Yay!

About Kelley Freeman

Kelley is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina. She is a former president of the Secular Student Alliance at the University of South Carolina and a former intern for both SSA and Foundation Beyond Belief. Kelley is also a board member for both Camp Quest South Carolina and the Carolinas Secular Association, a Volunteer Network Coordinator for the southeastern region for the SSA, runs a vlog series called Secular Start Up, sometimes does stand up comedy and can crochet like a fiend. She's on her way to becoming a Jane of All Trades. Follow her on twitter @ramenneedles

  • http://twitter.com/Mowgli3 Sarah Moglia

    This sounds like an amazing, exciting thing! The SSA must be the best organization out there! (And I’m obviously a completely unbiased source!)

  • Joshua Douty

    Just signed up. This is very cool.

  • http://deityshmeity.blogspot.com/ Grundy

    The SSA logo looks like a Parental Advisory Sticker. Some parents might find that fitting, but I say bad branding. Good cause though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jt.eberhard JT Eberhard

    I heard the SSA dons a mask and cape at night to fight crime.  Is that true?

    • Kelley

      I think only the interns do that. ;)

  • Stephen Burrows

    Trying to figure out how to let the students at my school know about this without breaking that separation church/state mandate.
    Oh well.

  • Scott

    “Home Address”…whelp looks like I’m going to have to furiously check my mail after I sign up. 

  • Austin

    Wish I could, but I can’t put my address.

  • http://boldquestions.wordpress.com/ Ubi Dubium

    UbiDubiKid#1 is now signed up, thanks!  UbiDubiKid#2 would like to, but is still  in middle school. (Does that count?  Can she go ahead and join now also?)

  • http://twitter.com/catdumpling Cat MacKinnon

    ah, but does it have to be from an accredited college??

  • Kevin mays

    I just signed up as well. I’m curious to what type of swag they will send me. Anyone know?


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