Foundation for Individual Rights in Education


FIRE's mission is to defend and sustain the individual rights of students and faculty members at America's colleges and universities.


What We Do

FIRE effectively and decisively defends the fundamental rights of tens of thousands of college students and faculty members on our nation's campuses.

Case after case, FIRE brings about favorable resolutions for those individuals facing rights violations and also for the millions of other students affected by the culture of censorship within our institutions of higher education.

FIRE works across the nation and in all forms of media to empower college campus activists, reform restrictive policies, and inform the public about the state of rights on our campuses.

T.W. Lewis Foundation Support

T.W. Lewis Foundation is pleased to support F.I.R.E.'s Freedom of Expression Campaign on American College Campuses. This campaign will promote and defend freedom of expression rather than to shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable or even offensive.

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"It's appalling what's happening in some Western higher education institutes. Shadowy figures dictating what can and can't be said . Thank goodness FIRE is resisting."
Tristan Graham

"An amazing organization that stays true to its mission and never rest. Too bad we do not have more groups like them."
Tony Kirk