About Us


Who are we?

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is an association of young people of the left. It seeks to create a sustained community of educational and political concern, one bringing together liberals, radicals, and revolutionaries, activists and scholars, students, staff, and faculty. It maintains a vision of democratic society, where at all levels the people have control of the decisions which affect them and the resources on which they are dependent. It seeks a relevance through the continual focus on realities and on programs necessary to effect change at the most basic levels of economic, political and social organization. It feels the urgency to put forth a radical, democratic program whose methods embody the democratic vision.

SDS is an education and social action organization dedicated to increasing democracy in all phases of our common life. It seeks to promote the active participation of young people in the formation of a movement to build a society free from poverty, ignorance, war, exploitation, racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, and environmental destruction.


What do we do?

The College Park chapter of SDS formed in the Fall of 2007 in order to build student power at the University of Maryland. In just one year we hosted or helped to host several consciousness raising events, organize against the anniversary of the Iraq War, and host the SDS National Convention.

Want to find out more?

Come to our events, say hi to folks in the Funk the War shirts, check out the rest of this website.

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