Win at UCLA Marks FIRE’s Landmark 200th Victory

By March 24, 2011

Since our founding in 1999, FIRE has fought for student and faculty rights on campuses all across the nation. This week, we celebrate a landmark in that fight by marking our 200th public victory for individual rights at America’s colleges and universities.

We are proud that, with our most recent victory at UCLA, FIRE has now secured victories (sometimes more than one) at 142 different colleges and universities with a total enrollment of more than 2.9 million students. FIRE has also helped change 97 unconstitutional or repressive policies, advancing freedom of expression for more than 2.2 million students (and countless more who will eventually set foot on those campuses). These results speak volumes about FIRE’s passionate determination to ensure that America’s colleges and universities are restored as the marketplaces of ideas they were created to be. Each new victory further stems the tide of censorship and helps to spread a campus culture devoted to open discourse and vigorous debate.

Of course, none of these victories would have been possible without the generous support of our donors and the energetic advocacy of our allies. We are truly grateful for your contributions over the years, and our work stands as evidence of the concrete impact your contributions have had on campus. We hope you will continue working with FIRE, and we encourage you to consider donating whatever you can to help us drive toward more victories. At a time when many may question how to invest in America’s future, you can be sure that your support stimulates real change and brings about true reform in higher education.

Thank you for helping us reach this milestone. We look forward to winning many more victories with your support!