Why My Student Group Is Suing the University of Florida
In October 2017, University of Florida (UF) President Kent Fuchs stated he was “shocked” to learn that universities funded by public money are bound to uphold the First Amendment.
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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.
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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.
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...
Univ. of Louisville to faculty: Express your views at your own risk
ADF represents professor demoted, effectively fired for participating in panel discussion
Colorado university to Christian students: ‘Let non-Christians lead your group if you want recognitionrelease
ADF: Ohio bill sends right message on campus free speechrelease
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
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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