How to Join SSI
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
- Fill out this 30-second form: https://stanfordssi.org/q
- Join the SSI Slack here.
- Join the SSI mailing list here.
- [not expected until we are on campus] Pay dues ($10 in exchange for a t-shirt) to our financial officers via Venmo [redacted]. For questions/details or if dues present a financial hardship, message the Co-Presidents or Financial Officers and we'll waive them. See Leadership.
- Once social distancing is not in effect—in order to allow you access to our workspace, End Station III, you need to do the following things:
- Log into AXESS and click "STARS" at the top
- 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.
- 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-ssiif you have questions about EH&S training - mentioning
@safetyin your question will notify people who can help.
- 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.
- Attend a safety tour of ES3. Ask in
#welcome-to-ssito coordinate a time.
- 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.
- Send a message in Slack to that you've completed everything our workspace managers
- Take a look at Approaching SSI, a handbook for new (and prospective) members!
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.
Home to all of our events across all our teams.
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.
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.
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. If you don't have access, ask in
We use SSI General for organization-wide announcements, and it's a good way to hear about events that get lost in the depths of slack (Slack is still by and large the primary mode of communication for most of us though).
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.
If you're ever feeling overwhelmed or lost about all the things going on in SSI, use this page to see what's what! Reach out to someone working on a project you're interested in and they'll help you get started. If you have questions or just want to chat, poke any leadership member.