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The FIRE Student Network (FSN) is a coalition of students who recognize the importance of advancing civil liberties on their campuses. Signing up for the FSN is free!

As an FSN member, you will:

  • be the first to know about new opportunities, such as the FIRE summer internship and activism toolkits
  • receive periodic email updates specific to students;
  • receive invitations to FIRE events;
  • gain access to exclusive opportunities to get involved and share feedback;
  • and have direct access to FIRE staff to discuss the best ways to promote student rights at your college. The FSN team at FIRE makes sure that members have the information and resources they need to organize policy reform campaigns, coordinate on-campus FIRE speeches, write articles for student and mainstream publications, host activism events, and much more.

The FIRE Student Network strives to change the culture of censorship on college campuses from the inside.

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More about FIRE

FIRE is a nonpartisan, nonprofit that defends individual rights and began as a student rights organization. As such, defending freedom of speech, due process, academic freedom, legal equality, and freedom of conscience on America’s college campuses will always be at the core of FIRE’s work.

In addition to the FSN, FIRE defends free speech and due process on campus through five other programs, all of which offer some type of service or opportunity for students.

FIRE programs: FSN, Stand Up for Speech, Legislative and Policy, Individual Rights Defense Program, Public Awareness, Policy Reform

Individual Rights Defense Program

  • Assists students, professors, and campus groups whose fundamental civil liberties have been violated.
  • Students and faculty who believe their rights have been violated should submit their cases here.
  • Publishes recent IRDP cases and past victories, which you can learn about by exploring FIRE’s case archives.

Legislative and Policy

  • Promotes state and federal legislation and policy that protects students’ and faculty’s right to freedom of speech and due process.
  • Works with policymakers to combat legislation that would undermine the right to exercise freely and have fair judicial proceedings on campus.
  • Helps to get legislation such as the Campus Free Expression (CAFE) Act passed on the state level.

Policy Reform

  • Evaluates campus policies and rates them based on how they stack up against the First Amendment. Students can request to have their school’s policies rated here.
  • Assists universities with revising policies that violate students’ and faculty members’ fundamental rights and secures crucial reforms to some of the nation’s most egregious speech codes.
  • Works with students, student groups, faculty, and administrators by educating them about why specific policies are problematic.

Public Awareness

  • Works to educate the public about fundamental civil liberties on our nation’s campuses, raise awareness, and generate public pressure for reform.
  • Engages the public through videos, podcasts, social media outreach, media engagement, and print publications.

Stand Up for Speech Litigation Project

Students who believe they have been censored on campus should submit their cases here.