This is What the Secular Student Alliance Did for Me

This is a guest post written by Dave Churvis as part of Secular Students Week. Dave is Program Manager for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

I first got involved with Secular Student Alliance after transferring colleges.

When I arrived at my new home, Georgia State University, I knew that I wanted to find some fellow atheist students. I had heard of the SSA through Hemant’s blog, so I looked at the group’s website to see if there was already an affiliate at my school. There wasn’t, so I decided to form Secular Panthers, which later became Georgia State’s affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance.

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College Atheist Group Offers Secular Stoles for Graduating Members

The Students for Free-thought at the University of Michigan-Flint just did something I’ve never seen before: They created graduation stoles for their members to wear as they accept their diplomas:



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My Talk at Valparaiso is Sponsored by a Closeted Atheist Physician

Next Wednesday night, I’ll be giving a talk at Valparaiso University, and Jerry Davitch of the Post-Tribune did a nice write-up in anticipation of that event. The most interesting part, to me, is the bit about the person sponsoring the talk:



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Secular Students Attend Local Church Services for Fundraiser

The Secular Student Alliance at Clarion University (in Pennsylvania) took a hint from I Sold My Soul on eBay and held a fundraiser called “Send an Atheist to Church.”



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College Atheist Group Erects Signs on Campus with Thought-Provoking Questions

Yesterday, the Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin — Madison put up a bunch of signs on campus hoping to start some conversations. It was all part of Ask An Atheist Day:



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