The FIRE Student Network is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications and nominations for FSN’s 2018 Prometheus Society. The Prometheus Society takes its name from the Titan of Greek mythology who stole fire from the gods and gifted it to humankind. In keeping with the moral courage of its namesake, the Prometheus Society includes some of the most dynamic student free speech advocates in the nation.
Past inductees earned their place by working with their peers, campus administrators, professors, and FIRE staff to promote and fight for free expression on campus. By developing strategies to reform speech codes, working towards the passage of the Chicago Statement at their schools, executing hard-hitting free speech campaigns, and writing and publishing trenchant pieces in defense of free expression, all Prometheus Society members have worked tirelessly to preserve freedom of speech for the current generation and pass the torch of liberty to the next.
The handful of students selected to join the Prometheus Society will receive various perks and honors throughout the year in recognition of their hard work defending student rights. Among other honors, Prometheus Society members will be invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to Philadelphia to meet with FIRE staff for the annual FSN Summer Conference. They will also be profiled on FIRE’s blog and invited to travel to exclusive FIRE events throughout the year.
If you would like to be considered for membership in the Prometheus Society, please submit your application below. You can also nominate deserving students by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for this year are due on July 8 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.