Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Mission

FIRE's mission is to defend and sustain the individual rights of students and faculty members at America's colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, freedom of association, due process, legal equality, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience - the essential qualities of liberty.

LEARN MORE

What We Do

FIRE effectively and decisively defends the fundamental rights of tens of thousands of students and faculty members on our nation's campuses while simultaneously reaching millions on and off campus through education and outreach. In case after case, FIRE brings about favorable resolutions not only for those individuals facing rights violations, but also for the millions of other students affected by the culture of censorship within our institutions of higher education. In addition to our defense of specific individuals and groups, FIRE works across the nation and in all forms of media to empower 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 provides general support to defend and sustain the individual rights of students and faculty members at America's colleges and universities.

Testimonials

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

Video