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.
This guide focuses on the threat to freedom of expression posed by the imposition of speech codes.
Learn how university administrators and student judicial panels address issues of academic misdeeds and behavioral misconduct.
What are the legal and moral arguments for religious liberty on public and private college campuses.
Too often, first-year orientation sessions on college campuses are forums for intrusive sensitivity training and politically correct thought reform.
Unconstitutional and immoral funding schemes for student organizations have thwarted free speech and free association on college campuses for years.
The FIRE Student Network is a coalition of students who recognize the importance of advancing civil liberties on their campuses. Signing up is free!
Ready to speak out on campus? This is your chance to learn how to ignite your rights. FIRE may also reimburse travel and lodging costs.
Higher education — and your college campus — needs healthy, rigorous, and productive conversations. Here’s how you can help.
FIRE’s core defense program provides free assistance to individual students, professors, student media, and campus groups whose fundamental civil liberties are violated.
FIRE’s college Policy Reform team works to proactively and systematically challenge campus policies that violate students’ and faculty members’ free speech and due process rights.
Facing a university investigation? Have officials refused to share evidence or follow fair procedures? FIRE’s lawyers may be able to help.
FIRE advocates for individual rights at both the state and federal level by advocating on behalf of rights-protective legislation and against proposed laws that threaten student and faculty due process rights.
When a college student is accused of violating the code of conduct, they may feel lost, anxious, and scared about their future. That’s where Student Defenders come in. These are students who are trained as conduct advisors and who work to protect the right to due process, or the right to fair treatment in a disciplinary process, for all students.
“It’s important for a student to know they have someone on their side who isn’t directly involved. We’re just there to ensure that the student is being treated fairly.” Veronica Joyce, Penn State
FIRE’s Student Defenders program recruits college students interested in helping peers accused of conduct violations navigate their school’s often-confusing disciplinary systems.
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