Why a Supreme Court Ruling on Union Dues Could Be Good News for College Students
On top of tuition, public universities require students to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars per semester in student activity fees. These fees are used to fund the expressive activities of students and student organizations.
College Club Told to Get a “Different Purpose” to Become a Registered Student Organization
Why Diversity Doesn’t Equal Tolerance on College Campuses
Public universities and colleges are some of the most diverse places in the entire country. They spend millions of dollars every year on all kinds of diversity initiatives. Yet, in spite of this diversity, public universities are some of the most ideologically intolerant places in the entire country.
WATCH: College Student Gives Graduation Speech Uncensored Thanks to ADF Letter
Post-Hearing Interview with Dr. Robert P. George and CAF Director, Tyson Langhofer
Challenges to the Freedom of Speech on College Campuses: Part II (House Subcommittees)
The Center for Academic Freedom is dedicated to ensuring freedom of speech and association for students and faculty on America's campuses so that everyone can freely participate in the marketplace of ideas without fear of government censorship.
We have litigated federal lawsuits against over a dozen colleges and universities in the last year alone.
CAF attorneys have earned an almost 90 percent success rate in challenging violations of students' First Amendment rights. Since its founding in 2006, CAF's advocacy efforts have resulted in hundreds of American campuses being changed for the better.
Fresno State Students for Life v. Thatcher
The Students for Life chapter at California State University, Fresno, received permission to chalk pro-life messages around campus in May...
Queens College Students for Life v. Members of the City University of New York Board of Trustees
In 2016, Students for Life (SFL) applied to be a recognized student group at Queen’s College in New York, but...
Young Americans for Liberty v. Kellogg Community College
A student and several associates at Kellogg Community College were passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution and collecting signatures...
Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski
Chike Uzuegbunam is a student at Georgia Gwinnett College who sought to share his faith with his peers by handing...
Liebl v. Schmidt
In 2016, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was denied credit for mandatory community service simply because her...
ADF: Ohio bill sends right message on campus free speech
Director of ADF Center for Academic Freedom, other experts, to testify regarding FORUM bill Friday, November 09, 2018 WHO: ADF Senior Counsel Tyson Langhofer, lawyer and political commentator Ben Shapiro, and other free speech experts WHAT: Testifying before the House Higher Education Committee at the Ohio Statehouse on HB 758, the FORUM Act WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. […]
Shawnee State: Professors must speak contrary to their beliefs or be punishedrelease
Lawsuit prompts Kennesaw State to end illegal fees, hierarchical caste system for student organizationsrelease
Lawsuit prompts Kennesaw State to change policies that exiled pro-life display to tiny speech zonerelease
Non-partisan student politics club sues College of Charleston for unlawful discriminationrelease
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