FIRE’s Student Press Freedom Initiative (SPFI) defends free press on campus by advocating for the rights of student journalists at colleges and universities across the country.
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Building coalitions is key to fostering change on campus. Take advantage of the insight in this guide to learn best practices for reaching out to, and working with, diverse groups.
For many college students, interacting with student government leaders can be intimidating, but it’s often where change starts on campus.
The warning signs of restrictive speech codes can be difficult to spot — unless you know what you’re looking for.
Educate your fellow students, faculty, and staff about policies on campus that restrict speech and take action to eliminate or amend them.
Get all of the information you need to get a free speech policy statement adopted at your school and see to it that free speech and robust debate are prioritized on your college campus.
Educate your campus community about the right to listen and the worrisome trend of disinviting campus speakers, and offer tactics for how students can respond to speech with which they disagree without resorting to censorship.
Learn how you can engage with your campus community this year to ensure that everyone on campus has the right to speak truth to power.
Are you promoting and protecting free speech on campus? FIRE wants to hear about it! Complete FIRE’s Activism Report to tell us about your efforts to make your campus more free speech-friendly.
FIRE's College Free Speech Rankings are based on the voices of more than 55,000 students at more than 200 colleges and universities, and are designed to help parents and prospective students choose the right school.
Do you want to make waves on your campus? If so, you will likely need to develop a working relationship with your school’s administrators. Follow this guide to learn how best to navigate the process.
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