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Student Activist Toolkit

FIRE defends fundamental rights on America’s college and university campuses, including freedom of speech and expression, religious liberty, freedom of association, freedom of conscience, due process, and legal equality. 

Become a Student Defender

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Campus Activism Toolkits

How Does Your College Compare?

FIRE’s 2022 College Free Speech Rankings are based on the voices of more than 44,000 currently enrolled students at 208 colleges and are designed to help parents and prospective students choose the right school.

Find a School

Student Press Censorship

VIDEO: Seven warning signs of student press censorship

Protecting the free student press

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.

See how SPFI can help you

Working with Administrators

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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