Student Defense Initiative

is creating resources for students to find legal advice and other support

11

patrons

$92

per month
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.
Tiers
Support SDI
$1 or more per month

Every little bit helps

Inside Scoop
$10 or more per month

Get access to the private SDI Discord and chat with SDI board members

Includes Discord rewards
Got the T-Shirt
$25 or more per month

We'll send you a t-shirt of our latest design when you sign up (just once, not every month). You'll also get access to our private Discord server. 

Goals
$92 of $500 per month
Members of the SDI Board will do a regular Q&A podcast with updates and questions from the community.
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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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Tiers
Support SDI
$1 or more per month

Every little bit helps

Inside Scoop
$10 or more per month

Get access to the private SDI Discord and chat with SDI board members

Includes Discord rewards
Got the T-Shirt
$25 or more per month

We'll send you a t-shirt of our latest design when you sign up (just once, not every month). You'll also get access to our private Discord server.