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Reclaiming Your Freedom to Live Your Beliefs on Campus

Universities ought to encourage the sharing of ideas, but many campuses discriminate against and censor Christians.
But you have a right to be heard.

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Alliance Defending Freedom is Fighting to Ensure Your Freedom in Three Key Areas

Academic Freedom

Professors and students have the right to express their faith in academia.

Free Speech

You have the right to express your views on campus.

Access and Association

Your group has the same right to resources and to choose members that align with your beliefs as other campus groups.

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What We're Doing About It

Over 200

Legal victories

on behalf of students and faculty

Thousands

of students'

and professors' rights protected by our legal wins

Over 200

University campuses

changed for the better as a result


 

Student Rights on University Campuses

Public universities have a rich heritage of promoting free speech. They’re often described as the “marketplace of ideas.” But today, at many universities, one group of students is marginalized and silenced.

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Can my school tell me not to speak on certain topics because they could be offensive?

 

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