Why the University Must Be a “Marketplace of Ideas”
State laws on student free speech: how does your state measure up?
Increasingly, state legislatures are enacting laws to protect student free speech. We are pleased to release today a review of these state laws, highlighting the states that have protected free speech and those that still have work to do.
How college students can help advance freedom on their campuses
The first line of defense against violations of constitutional principles is the student body acting for freedom and helping to restore a true marketplace of ideas on their campuses.
Meet 4 college students giving us hope for the future of free speech
The ADF Center for Academic Freedom has the opportunity to represent many students who stand up for their constitutional rights on campus.
These troubling studies show why it’s important that students understand the Constitution
After all, shouldn’t students know the founding document of our own country?
Know your rights on campus
With the help of the ADF Center for Academic Freedom, your courage can pave the way for thousands of other university students, faculty, and staff members across the country.
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...
College Fix: Christian legal group focuses new website on secular campus speech battles
A Christian legal group that has often sued governments on matters of religious freedom is wading more deeply into the secular field of free speech on campus.
Student group says U of Alabama outmatched by Tennessee’s free speech policyrelease
Daily Caller: Here’s how every state in America ranks on free speech for studentslink
NYT: Sessions calls for ‘recommitment’ to free speech on campuslink
DOJ weighs in for censored Christian student in Georgiarelease
We are the ADF Center for Academic Freedomvideo
WHO WE ARE
All students should be protected to freely speak and engage in the marketplace of ideas on campus under the First Amendment.
The ADF Center for Academic Freedom is dedicated to providing students and student organizations with support and information as they face escalating attacks on their free speech and religious freedom at America's public universities.
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The ADF Center for Academic Freedom is fighting for the rights of students on public university campuses all over America. All students deserve to exercise the rights guaranteed to them by the First Amendment.
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