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FIRE Guides and Resources on Student Rights
Research & Learn
FIRE Campus Guides
Free Speech on Campus
This guide focuses on the threat to freedom of expression posed by the imposition of speech codes, under various misleading names, on college campuses across the nation.
Due Process and Campus Justice
This guide introduces readers to legal and moral arguments in support of due process protections, explaining their application on private and public college campuses.
Student Fees, Funding, and Legal Equality
Disparate funding of student organizations at colleges and universities has, for years, thwarted free speech and rights of association.
Resources for Students
Virtual Learning and Student Speech Rights
If you’re a college student, you may not be on campus at the moment. Though you may have left your stuff in your dorm room, your right to freedom of expression remains, even while you’re off campus.
Unprotected Speech Cheat Sheet
While the Constitution provides robust free speech rights, not all speech is protected by the First Amendment. Explore the categories of speech that fall outside of constitutional protections.
Freedom of Conscience and Thought Reform on Campus
Explore what constitutes freedom of conscience, and how viewpoint discrimination and thought reform threaten students’ fundamental right to freedom of conscience.
Religious Liberty on Campus
Despite constitutional protections, religious liberty often faces attack on our nation's college campuses. Consult this primer to learn about your right to religious liberty on campus.
Free Speech in High School
The Supreme Court of the United States provides a general outline of the First Amendment rights high school students enjoy in four landmark cases.
Due Process on Campus
Students have rights within campus disciplinary proceedings that must be honored before someone accused of wrongdoing is found responsible or punished.
FIRE’s FAQ for Political Speech on Campus
Political speech is essential for democratic participation, but all too often — especially during an election year — rules related to political speech on campus are misunderstood, misstated, and misapplied. Here are FIRE’s answers to questions students ask us time and time again.
FAQ for Student Protests on Campus
If you or your friends have participated in, led, or planned to organize protests on campus, this is your go-to resource.
How does your school compare?
The College Free Speech rankings are based on the voices of more than 37,000 currently enrolled students at 159 colleges and are designed to help parents and prospective students choose the right college..