How to Join SSI

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Hello! There are a few things you need to do if you'd like to have full access to SSI's resources as a member.

Becoming an official member

  1. Pay dues ($10 in exchange for a t-shirt) to one of our financial officers - any leadership team member can accept these in cash, or you can Venmo our Co-President, John Dean, directly. Message him on Slack for details ( @{{{display-name}}} ). If dues present a financial hardship, message  @{{{display-name}}} ,  @{{{display-name}}} , or  @{{{display-name}}} , and we'll waive them.
  2. Join the SSI Slack here.
  3. Join the SSI mailing list here.
  4. In order to allow you access to our workspace, End Station III, you need to do the following things:
    1. Log into AXESS and click "STARS" at the top
    2. Using either the "All Learning" list, or the Search Catalog, complete the following three safety trainings: EHS-4200: General Safety, Injury Prevention (IIPP), and Emergency Preparedness, EHS-1900: Chemical Safety for Laboratories, and EHS-2200: Compressed Gas Safety. If you've completed any of these previously for a laboratory class or other university purpose, you don't need to repeat them.
    3. Some time after completion, you will receive an email for each of these (can take up to 24 hours) certifying your completion. Save each e-mail as a PDF, or, less preferably, screenshot it. This PDF or screenshot must have your name on it. Ask in  #welcome-to-ssi  if you have questions about EH&S training - mentioning  @{{{display-name}}}  in your question will notify people who can help.
    4. Sign into the internal site using your Stanford email and under EH&S Safety Training, upload PDFs or screenshots proving your completion of the safety trainings.
    5. Attend a safety tour of ES3. Ask in  #welcome-to-ssi  to coordinate a time.
    6. While in ES3, make sure to sign a copy of the Space Usage Agreement and leave it in the binder by the door. This is your record of completing the workspace safety tour.
    7. Send a message in  #welcome-to-ssi  that you've completed everything!



Slack is the lifeblood of SSI. It is a messaging client that allows everyone within SSI to communicate. There are general channels (like  #rockets ), which allow us to push out general updates to everyone interested in the rockets team and direct messages which allows one to one or smaller group communication. Notifications are pushed directly to your phone/computer/anything that has internet so that way we can infringe on all of your free time!

To see what a list of what channels there are to join, check out the Slack Directory.

Join the SSI Slack here.

SSI Calendar

Home to all of our events across all our teams.

SSI Leadership

Find out who's in charge of things you're interested in and contact them! You can find all of us on Slack as well.

The Wiki

This wiki is a great place to find guides, overviews, and generally useful documentation on SSI projects. Many of the most current plans and docs are in the drive though.

SSI Drive

The drive contains a lot of important documentation for each team. We are trying to put more emphasis on using the wiki as a place for longer-term knowledge storage.

All The Mailing Lists

We use SSI General for any organization-wide announcements, but use team-specific mailing lists for most of the updates and team announcements (Slack is still by and large the primary mode of communication for most of us though)

End Station III

End Station III (also known as ES3) can be considered the temple to SSI’s religion, the hub, nerve center, or kernel of all project activity. End Station III houses work sessions, team meetings, and project storage. Keycard access is required to access the building.