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Academic Freedom

Academic freedom is the ability to learn and teach without restraint, even when doing so is unpopular. Whether you’re a professor or a student on a university campus, you have the constitutional right to express your faith in academia. 

Professors can research and publish freely.

There’s nothing wrong with publishing unpopular ideas, even when they include your faith.

Students can refuse to advocate publicly.

Professors can ask you to advocate a variety of ideas in class but not to the public.


The Alliance

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): A nonprofit, educational organization based in Philadelphia. FIRE’s mission is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities.

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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