Get Involved: Students

College students represent the future of Oregon, and they have a special role to promote freedom, pluralism, and intellectual integrity on their campuses. Too often, radical student and faculty groups have silenced debate and undermined educational goals in Oregon.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Lobby your institution to adopt the Chicago Principles of Academic Freedom
  • Meet with department and program chairs to encourage viewpoint diversity in the classroom
  • Invite politically excluded speakers to campus
  • Advocate for campus freedoms for all students
  • Monitor faculty and graduate student unions for harms to student interests
  • Challenge radical student groups that undermine campus freedoms
  • Defend your rights with Foundation for Individual Rights in Education student guides

Members of the University of Oregon graduate student “union” go on strike in the middle of the teaching quarter in 2014. The group uses a communist red star as its symbol and refers to its members as “student workers”.

Reed BoycottReed College students bully other students to boycott classes in 2016 forcing them to conform to the ideology of the “black lives matter” movement.