Available Activities

These are all the available activities that your chapter can complete. Don’t see your SSDP activity here? Use this form to suggest new CAT point activities.

Chapter Building

Name Desc Default points
Host community building event (20 points)

Hosting events designed to build or strengthen community ties

Ex: social gathering, pizza party, etc.


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Remain in good standing with school (5 points per semester)

You earn 5 points for this each semester.

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Maintain Faculty Adviser (5 points per semester)

You earn 5 points for this each semester.

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Fill out the SSDP Membership Survey (3 Points per response)

3 points per member of your chapter that fills out the SSDP membership survey.

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Take a picture with donor sheets and send to your Movement Building Fellow (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 SSDP staff member. In order to claim these points, the photo must be high-quality enough for us to use. Be sure that the lighting is good and everything is in focus!

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Refer a friend (10 points per new member application)

Love SSDP? Want to spread that love to other schools? If you know young people in a community where there is no SSDP chapter, ask them to start one using our google form. When they fill out the New Member Inquiry application, make sure that they list you in the section for how they heard about SSDP. An SSDP staff member will add these points when we receive the new member inquiry.

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Translate an item for SSDP’s website into a non-english language (25 points per 500 words)

25 points per 500 words

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Submit content for blog (15 points)

Send a draft of the blog post to outreach@ssdp.org and an outreach team member will get back to you in 24 hours.

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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 Movement Building Fellow or Global Program Manager to receive these points. Please attach the media link in the notes of your points submission.


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Successfully fundraise (1 point per $10 raised)

1 point per $10 raised

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Recruit and train next chapter President (30 points)

Once the outgoing chapter leader recruits and trains their successor and introduces them to their SSDP team member, you may claim these points.

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Host regular meetings (15 points. per semester)

15 points per semester you host at least one meeting per month

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Build/maintain relationships with other orgs (10 points per org. per six months)

10 points per organizational relationship per six months. For example: you collaborate with your school’s feminist club on events and are in touch regularly about supporting each other’s work. Please list and explain when you log points.

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Secure faculty adviser for the first time (15 points)

You earn 15 points for the first time you secure a faculty advisor

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Recognized by school for the first time (15 points)

You earn 15 points for becoming recognized by your school for the first time

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Each new officer recruited and trained (VP, Sec, Treas, etc.) (5 points. per semester)

You can earn points for this each semester. 5 points per semester per officer once they are trained and introduced to your SSDP staff member.

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

This can be an SSDP hosted fundraiser, the annual conference, a drug policy reform conference, Cannabis industry event, etc. 5 points per person per hour

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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 or SSDP staff-led group trainings. 5 points per person per training

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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 Global Program Manager or Movement Building Fellow, and they can help you out. 1 point for every $10 raised

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First call/conversation with Global Program Manager or Movement Building Fellows (5 points, new chapters only)

If you’re a new chapter, you get points for your first conversation with your SSDP team member over the phone or online.

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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 MBF or the Global Program Coordinator to get in touch with local chapters, or try reaching out in the SSDP Chapter Leaders facebook group or the regional/international 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 MBF or Global Program Coordinator.

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Submit roster (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.

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Set up and operate SSDP recruitment table (5 points)

Set up a recruitment table (can be on campus, at community events, or anywhere a table is allowed) to pass out information related to SSDP and recruit potential new members. 5 points per tabling session.


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Policy Change

Name Desc Default points
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. 5 points per person per hour.

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Research and submit one entry for the Campus Policy Gradebook or Country Policy Brief on a campus or country policy(30 points)

The purpose of the Gradebook is to assess the campus policies and philosophy surrounding the use of various substances on campus. Chapter members interested in country drug policies can complete the Country Policy Brief, instructions are found here, and the form to submit your research is here Please review the instructions for the Gradebook here.

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Policy changed or adopted (100 points)

You earn 100 points if your chapter was primarily responsible for the passage or adoption of a drug policy change. This can refer to policy on campus or at the local, state, national and international level.

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

This refers to an event around a policy change campaign. You may earn double points for an event where a candidate or elected official is present.

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Meet with decision makers (20 points)

This can be decision makers on campus, or decision makers the local, state, federal, and international level. You earn 20 points per meeting.

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Pass a non-binding resolution endorsing policy reform, at student government, or city/local governing body (40 points)

You can make a resolution to call on anybody (your school administration, the national Congress governing body, an elected official who serves you) to support or enact any drug policy-related reform. Here’s an example of a non-binding resolution. Visit ssdp.org/campaigns for ideas!

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Get politician on the record (15 points)

Using our On the Record toolkit, you can earn points for every elected official you can get “on the record” expressing their “stance” on a drug policy-related issue.

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Get LTE/op-ed published (10 points)

This can be in any campus or community media outlet.

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

This can be in any campus or community media outlet.

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Attend lobbying training (10 points)

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

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Collect signatures for ballot initiative (5 points per person per hour)

5 points per person per hour.

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Chapter member elected to student government, or serving on a decision-making body in the community (50 points)

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Make a campaign plan with the SSDP Advocacy Fellow (20 points)

Complete a campaign plan with the SSDP Advocacy Fellow Check it out here.

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Register voters (1 point each voter registered)

1 point per voter registered

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Submit case study (40 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, or for any large project or event.

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Lobbied decision-making body to establish a Drug Policy Reform or Harm Reduction focused position

Convincing a decision-making body (e.g. school administration) to establish a position which specializes in harm reduction and the implementation of sensible drug policies

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Training and Education

Name Desc Default points
Create a Just Say Know Module (50 Points)

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

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Respond to P2P Reflection Questions on a Training Curriculum module (15 points per lesson completed)

In order to become an SSDP certified Peer Educator, you must go through the lessons in the Training Curriculum and answer the Reflection Questions in each lesson. While undergoing this process is not necessary to be able to present an SSDP Just Say Know drug education module (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.

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Submit a resource suggestion for SSDP Training Curriculum (1 point per resource suggested)

Contact vilmarie@ssdp.org - 1 point per resource suggested.

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

Send the evaluation to everyone who attended your JSK event to collect feedback that goes back to SSDP headquarters.

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Present an SSDP Peer Education module (20 points)

From https://ssdp.org/justsayknow

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Submit resource suggestion for SSDP JSK modules on specific drugs (1 point per resource suggested)

Contact vilmarie@ssdp.org - 1 point per resource suggested.

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Promote the JSK Program (20 points per presentation)

If you would like to promote the Just Say Know program in your community by presenting on it, please contact vilmarie@ssdp.org first, and she will help you plan and organize the presentation based on the needs of your community.

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Distribute educational materials (1 point per person reached)

This refers to any educational materials that inform people about our issue. Ex: materials with voter information, harm reduction cards, SSDP materials, Just Say Know materials, etc.. 1 point per person reached. Please describe when logging points.

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Host general event/forum/debate (20 points)

Hosting events not related to a campaign, usually designed to raise awareness.

Ex: guest speaker, movie screening 

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Attend Intersectionality Committee meeting call (10 points)

Each month SSDP’s Intersectionality Committee meets to ensure that SSDP’s objectives toward building an inclusive movement, one in which the perspectives of those directly impacted by the War on Drugs are centered, are on track. Intersectionality Committee works on various projects and fundraises for a special conference scholarship fund.

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Hold meeting focused on system oppression (10 points)

Use resources provided by SSDP’s Intersectionality Committee to host a meeting focused on racial justice, LGBTQ issues, and other social justice issues.

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Direct service volunteering (5 points per person per hour)

This refers to working directly with those impacted by the War on Drugs. For example: assembling or distributing syringes or naloxone kits, 5 points per person per hour. Please describe this when logging your points

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Speak at an external event

Any instance a member representing SSDP gets to address an external audience at a community or partner events. 

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Submit and get posted an original meme for SSDP Global social media

This refers to submitting a meme you created that is used on SSDP's global media pages. Please include your name and chapter if you wish to be credited, and remember that SSDP does not condemn or encourage drug use. 3 points per meme successfully posted

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