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  JOINT STATEMENT ON THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF STUDENTS   Introduction   In recent years Wesleyan University has operated under two separate statements of student rights, which are concurrent and to some degree overlapping. These are the Joint Statement on Rights and Freedoms of Students (see below) subscribed to by the faculty on June... Read more Read more


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The rights of all Americans can be secured only through the establishment of fair processes and with a consciousness that all are equal in the eyes of the law. Yet on many campuses, the unfortunate accused face “kangaroo courts” without fair procedures, in which the political viewpoint of the “judges” greatly affects the outcomes of... Read more Read more


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Religious liberty is a cornerstone of our nation and is the very first freedom guaranteed to Americans by the Bill of Rights. Yet on many college and university campuses, the right to associate on the basis of religious belief and even the right to express those beliefs is under attack. Under the guise of “nondiscrimination”... Read more Read more


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Liberty cannot exist in a society in which people are forced to conform their thoughts and expression to an official viewpoint. Differences of opinion are the natural byproducts of a vibrant, free society. At many of our nation’s colleges and universities, however, students are expected to share a single viewpoint on controversial matters like the... Read more Read more


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The purpose of this project is to come to the aid of parties who are helpless in the face of anti-religious double standards. The campus remains one of the only places in America where the rights of people of faith?in particular, their right to associate freely around matters of conscience and belief?are routinely denied, and... Read more Read more


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This project helps individual students fight infringements upon their rights of conscience. Individuals have the right to define or not to define themselves by their race, sex, ethnicity, religion, moral code, politics, or any other chosen quality. It is every individual?s right to join, or not to join, others who have made the same voluntary... Read more Read more


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FIRE’s Campus Freedom Network is a loosely-knit coalition of college faculty members and students dedicated to advancing individual liberties on their campuses. As a CFN member, you will receive FIRE’s Update Newsletter about twice a month and will have the opportunity to connect with liberty-minded individuals from around the country. Register here. Read more


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Through this project, FIRE advocates the right of student organizations to define their identities according to their beliefs and to form groups and associations as they choose. FIRE?s immediate concern is to come to the aid of parties whose rights are subjugated to the ideological impulses of the campus administration. For example, religious groups are... Read more Read more


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FIRE’s main website serves as an educational resource for students, faculty, parents, administrators, journalists, and lawyers. The site informs visitors of the current state of liberty on American campuses through archived cases, news reports, publications, event listings, and more. It also offers more interactive features, such as a confidential venue for the submission of cases... Read more Read more



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