Student Defense Initiative

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About Student Defense Initiative

The Student Defense Initiative is a nonprofit organization that promotes Caltech undergraduate student culture. Strong protection of both students’ civil rights and self governance is an integral part of that culture. We provide funding to make legal consultation available to the undergraduates, the bodies of the undergraduate student houses, the student associations, and the affiliated student organizations of the California Institute of Technology. The availability of these funds levels the playing field between student leaders and Institute administrators. The Dean has the Office of General Counsel; the students have the Student Defense Initiative.

We also develop alumni-student relations by organizing events and putting students and alumni in touch with each other. SDI has had a presence at each Alumni Weekend since its inception. We've hosted midnight donuts each year, where students and alumni congregated to discuss the issues of the day.
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