Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is an association of young people of the left. It seeks to create a sustained community of educational and political concern, one bringing together liberals, radicals, and revolutionaries, activists and scholars, students, staff, and faculty. It maintains a vision of democratic society, where at all levels the people have control of the decisions which affect them and the resources on which they are dependent. It seeks a relevance through the continual focus on realities and on programs necessary to effect change at the most basic levels of economic, political and social organization. It feels the urgency to put forth a radical, democratic program whose methods embody the democratic vision.