What is The Student Peace Alliance?

Are you looking for leadership opportunities? Do you want to organize and advocate for domestic and/or international peace and social justice issues? Join the Student Peace Alliance and strengthen the movement! We want to support you in creating a chapter or affiliating your existing student group with us.  

What is the Student Peace Alliance (SPA)?


We are a national, non-profit advocacy organization working to empower chapters on college campuses around the country to promote, educate, advocate, and take direct action in support of a variety of both domestic and international peace and justice issues. Some of our focus areas include:

  • Ending the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Preventing identity and gender based violence around the world
  • Promoting interfaith and intercultural dialogue
  • Advocating for restorative justice/restorative practices
  • Passing the Youth PROMISE Act (HR 1318/S1307), a federal bill to reduce youth incarceration  

What do we offer?

Chapters can pick and choose from our monthly actions, speakers, films and trainings based on their interests- and existing social justice groups are welcome to participate with us as well (just let us know!). Some of our campaigns and resources include:

  • A program bank and on-campus organizing/recruitment resources
  • Monthly film screening series
  • A virtual, interactive speaker series with professionals from peace and justice related fields
  •  A monthly action campaign to reduce identity based violence, in partnership with STAND 
  • Virtual legislative advocacy training and materials
  • Direct, 1-on-1 support for chapter leaders and members
  • Internships with our national office

How can you get involved?


To sign up for emails, create a chapter on campus, or affiliate your existing student organization with us, visit our website, www.StudentPeaceAlliance.org, and fill out an inquiry form under the “Join SPA” tab. We will reach out to you within two business days to connect directly! If multiple students reach out to us, we will be sure to connect you with each other as well.

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Sally Kaplan, Student Peace Alliance National Coordinator

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