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Access and Association

You have the same right to resources as other campus groups and to select members and leaders based on your shared beliefs.

  • Your student group has the same right to access funding as other groups. That means a public university can’t prohibit you from receiving student fee funding because your event includes “worship,” “prayer,” “proselytizing,” or “politics.”

  • Your student group has the same right to access funding as other groups.

  • Universities can’t discriminate against your student group on the basis of your group’s views. For example, they can’t charge your student group a “security fee” for an event they deem “controversial.”
  • You can create a club or group of like-minded students.

  • University “nondiscrimination” policies often threaten freedom of association rights.

  • Just as political and ethnic groups can meet together on campus and select their members and leaders based on the shared values of those groups, religious groups should have the same right to select members.
The bottom line: Just because your student group holds to religious or conservative views, doesn't mean the public university can deny you official recognition, resources, funding, or dictate who can hold leadership positions in the group on campus.

The Alliance


  • Ratio Christi: A non-profit organization strengthening the faith of Christian students at universities around the world through the use of intellectual investigation and apologetics while sharing Christ's message and love to those that have yet to receive it.
  • Cru: An interdenominational Christian organization that promotes evangelism and discipleship in more than 190 countries around the world.
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship: An interdenominational, Christian, student-led ministry which for more than 70 years has been involved in establishing witnessing communities on U.S. college and university campuses.
  • Students for Life of America: A pro-life non-profit organization that seeks to end abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide by educating students about the issue and identifying pro-life student leaders and giving them the training, skills, and resources to effectively spread their message.
  • Chi Alpha Campus Ministries: A movement of college-age men and women earnestly following Jesus.
  • Christian Legal Society: A fellowship of Christian lawyers and law students that works to transform the legal profession by faithfully serving Jesus Christ.
  • Young America's Foundation: A foundation committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.
  • The Leadership Institute: An organization with a mission to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process.
  • The Navigators: An international, interdenominational Christian ministry established as an outreach for followers of Jesus Christ to help others come to know and grow in Him as they navigate through life.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes: An interdenominational Christian sports ministry to see world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches.
  • Young Americans for Liberty: A pro-liberty organization on America’s college campuses that seeks to identify, educate, train, and mobilize young people committed to winning on principle.
  • Love & Fidelity Network: An organization with the mission to equip college students with the resources, support, and arguments they need to uphold the institution of marriage, the special role of the family, and sexual integrity within their university communities.
  • Find out more about The Alliance, those who partner with Alliance Defending Freedom to protect religious freedom, on our Alliance page.

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