SSDP Chapter Activity Tracker

Available Activities

These are all the available activities that your chapter can complete.

Chapter Building

Activitysort descending Description
Apply for school funding (1 point for every $10 raised)

The summer is a great time to think about plans to raise funds for your chapter, especially as we get closer to Fall Regional Conference season. Many universities open up funding opportunities for student groups and individuals, including money for traveling to conferences. Take advantage of your time off over the summer to look into what you need to do in order to secure a budget for the upcoming school year. If you’re unsure of where to start, reach out to your OC and they can help you out.

Attend leadership or skills-building training (5 points per person per training)

This refers to a leadership or skills-building training on your campus, in your community, or online. This can also refer to workshops that you attend at conferences.

Build/maintain relationships with other orgs on campus (10 points per org. per semester)

You can earn points for this each semester.

Chapter member elected to student government (25 points)
Each new officer recruited and trained (VP, Sec, Treas, etc.) (5 points. per semester)

You can earn points for this each semester.

First call/conversation with Outreach Coordinator (5 points, new chapters only)

If you’re a new chapter, you get points for talking to your OC over the phone or online.

Get trained by SSDP staff (5 points per person per training)

This refers to a Chapter building, Policy change, or Training and Education training conducted by an SSDP staff member for your chapter. This can be online or in-person.

Host regular meetings, at least twice a month (15 points. per semester)

You can earn points for this each semester.

Meet with SSDPers in another chapter (20 points)

Recognizing that SSDPers are spread all over the place during the summer, we encourage you to meet up with other SSDP members wherever you are interning, working, vacationing or living over the next few months. Talk to your OC to get in touch with local chapters, or try reaching out in the SSDP Chapter Leaders facebook group or the regional facebook groups. To earn the points, make sure to also take a picture of yourself and whoever you meet with and send it to your OC.

Recognized by school/remain in good standing with school (10 points per semester)

You can earn points for this each semester.

Recruit and train next chapter President (30 points)
Refer a friend (10 points per new chapter application)

Love SSDP? Want to spread that love to other schools? If you know students at a school where there is no SSDP chapter, ask them to start one using our google form. Make sure when they fill out the new chapter application that they list you in how they heard about SSDP. An Outreach Coordinator will add these points when we receive the chapter application.

Secure/maintain faculty adviser (10 points. per semester)

You can earn points for this each semester.

Submit roster on time (10 points plus 1 point per five new, valid e-mails)

Each semester you will get 10 points for submitting your roster on time. You will also get one point for every five new, valid e-mails that you provide to us. You must submit a roster each semester in order to use CAT points.

Successfully fundraise (1 point per $10 raised)
Take a picture with donor sheets and send to your Outreach coordinator (10 points)

Follow the instructions on your donor thank you sheet (from your care package or found here) and send a picture of your chapter to your Outreach Coordinator.

Volunteer at SSDP or partner event (5 points per person per hour)

This can be a Sensible Soirée, a drug policy reform conference, cannabis industry event, etc.

Policy Change

Activity Description
Attend lobbying training (10 points)

This can be a training hosted by SSDP staff or a partner organization.

Collect signatures for ballot initiative (5 points per person per hour)
Distribute educational materials in a non-tabling setting (5 points)

This can mean educational materials delivered at an event or canvassing.

Get LTE/op-ed published (10 points)

This can be in any campus or community media outlet.

Get politician on the record (15 points)

This refers to SSDP’s On the Record project.

Host campaign-themed event/forum/debate (20 points)

This refers to an event around a policy change campaign.

Make a campaign plan with your outreach coordinator (15 points)

We know that you, as an SSDP chapter leader, want to change drug policies and help bring the “war on drugs” to an end. But you don’t have to go it alone, I am here to help. Schedule a call or skype/google hangouts meeting with me so that we can come up with a plan to push for a specific policy/law change on your campus, in your local community, or statewide.

Meet with decision makers (20 points)

This can be decision makers on campus, or decision makers the local, state, federal, and international level.

Pass a student government resolution endorsing policy reform (20 points)

This can mean any relevant drug policy reform. Visit ssdp.org/campaigns for ideas!

Policy Change Volunteering (5 points per hour per person)

This category is meant to describe any amount of time spent doing policy change work that is not otherwise captured in another category. For example, if you put on a campaign themed event, protest, or rally, please use that category. But if someone on SSDP staff asked you to do some policy research for a lobby day, or if you spent time doing other similar work not captured in another category, please record your time using this category.

Policy changed or adopted (50 points)

This can refer to policy on campus or at the local, state, and federal level.

Register voters (1 point each voter registered)

Registering voters is the most important thing you can do with your SSDP chapter this coming fall semester. We want to ensure a high youth turnout in the 2016 elections, especially in states with marijuana legalization on the ballot, and registering voters is a critical step towards that goal. If you’re in Massachusetts, Florida, California, Arizona, or Nevada, talk to the appropriate SSDP Campus Coordinator to find out how you can get started.

Research one campus for the SSDP Campus Policy Gradebook (30 points)

The purpose of the Gradebook is to assess the campus policies and philosophy surrounding the use of various substances on campus and in the campus community. This gradebook is a resource for students. It serves as a guide for SSDP chapters who are interested in engaging in policy change at the campus level. In addition, when published in the Spring of 2017, the Gradebook will serve as a source of information for incoming college and university students who are weighing the decision of what school to attend.

Under the Campus Policy Grading Rubric, there are 100 points possible. Schools with sensible policies, a philosophy of response which does not include inflexible prohibition, stigmatization, and punishment, which provide accurate drug education and information; who promote a culture of openness and accessibility to harm reduction practices & services receive higher score.

Please review the instructions for the Gradebook here, and we will award you points when we've confirmed your submission.

Submit case study (50 points)

The case study template is here. You can submit a case study for any Policy Change action that was successfully implemented, or that was initiated and may have failed.

Table on campus (5 points)

Set up a table on campus to pass out information related to SSDP and recruit potential new members.

Write & submit LTE/op-ed (10 points)

This can be in any campus or community media outlet.

Training and Education

Activity Description
Collect evaluation from SSDP Peer Education (5 points per evaluation collected)

Send the evaluation (http://tinyurl.com/JSKeval) to everyone who attended your JSK event to collect feedback that goes back to SSDP headquarters.

Create a Just Say Know Module (50 Points)

Contact vilmarie@ssdp.org for information on how to create a Just Say Know module.

Direct service volunteering (Assembling or distributing syringes or Naloxone kits. 5 points per person per hour)

This refers to assembling or distributing syringes or naloxone kits, or working directly with those impacted by the War on Drugs.

Distribute harm reduction training/materials (1 point per person reached)

This refers to any educational materials related to harm reduction or any event that trains people on how to practice harm reduction.

Do the SSDP DARE (10 points)

Each month SSDP’s Diversity Awareness, Reflection and Education (DARE) committee produces a newsletter called the Monthly Mosaic. Each monthly newsletter will have 1-3 SSDP DAREs, which is a challenge related to diversity and inclusion for your chapter to complete.

Host general event/forum/debate (20 points)

This refers to an educational event.

Positive quote/media hit (10 points)

Someone from your chapter is quoted or your chapter is mentioned in a news article. Send the media source to your outreach coordinator to receive these points. Please attach the media link in the notes of your points submission.

Present an SSDP Peer Education module (20 points)
Respond to P2P Reflection Questions on a Training Curriculum module (15 points per module completed)

SSDP’s Peer Education Program was launched in April with the goal of empowering students with the tools and knowledge to facilitate open and honest conversation about substances and to reduce drug related harm on campus and in their communities. In order to become a certified SSDP Peer Educator, you must go through the lessons in the Training Curriculum and answer the Reflection Questions in each module. While undergoing this process is not necessary to be able to present an SSDP Just Say Know lesson (which can be found at SSDP.org/justsayknow), going through the Training Curriculum will make you much more equipped to tackle tough situations that may arise. Submit your responses here.

Submit content for blog (15 points)

Send a draft of the blog post to outreach@ssdp.org and an outreach coordinator will get back to you in 24 hours. For blog post requirements and guidelines, refer to the guidelines.

Submit suggestion for SSDP JSK modules on specific drugs (1 point per resource suggested)
Submit suggestion for SSDP Training Curriculum (1 point per resource suggested)
Translate an item for SSDP’s website into a non-english language (15 points per 750 words)

Word count pro-rated to the nearest whole number.