In the summer of 2007, a group of college kids from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University got together to talk about how to improve the work of liberty-minded student groups. That discussion sparked the planning of a successful conference, which in turn built the foundation for a permanent organization to help college groups advocate for policies that support freedom.
Students For Liberty was born on February 24, 2008.
Although a fairly new organization, Students For Liberty has already helped freedom-minded student groups across the country with training, networking and financial resources.
Students for Liberty does not endorse political candidates or specific legislation. What the group does endorse is economic freedom, social freedom, and intellectual and academic freedom. Leaders work with a number of student organizations around the country, including College Libertarians and the Austrian Economics reading group. Students For Liberty also works frequently with the Goldwater Institute, sharing our policy solutions to the nation’s challenges on campuses and inviting our analysts and attorneys to speak at its conferences.
On the evening of Oct. 7, 2010, Students For Liberty will host a social gathering. A week later the group will hold its regional conference at Arizona State University. If you’re concerned that kids these days just don’t have an appreciation for the free market or limited government, Students for Liberty will calm those fears. They are working hard to make sure the freedom movement is alive and well on college campuses nationwide.
Dan Guerin is communications associate for the Goldwater Institute.
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