Students For Liberty

1101 17th St NW, Suite 810
Washington DC  20036

Phone: (202) 733-1800

Students For Liberty

Students For Liberty is an organization that supports liberty for all people. SFL does not dictate the foundations upon which individuals justify their belief in liberty. Rather, Students For Liberty embraces the diversity of justifications for liberty and encourages debate and discourse on the differing philosophies that underlie liberty.

What Students For Liberty endorses are the principles that comprise liberty:
- Economic freedom to choose how to provide for one’s life;
- Social freedom to choose how to live one’s life; and
- Intellectual and academic freedom.

SFL exists to empower students to become leaders and agents of change in their communities, particularly within the university. Students are the principal leaders, crafting our strategy, and running programs to help fellow students. All new SFL leaders, whether Executive Board members, Campus Coordinators, Charter Team Members, and so forth, go through a rigorous training program designed to teach them how to become an effective leader of liberty both generally and specifically for their role. As part of this training, all new leaders are given a 100+ page SFL Leadership Handbook that covers everything from what it means to be a leader for liberty to effective communication strategies.

SFL is not a top down, chapter based, or membership organization. Instead SFL functions as a network of pro-liberty students from a wide diversity of locations and backgrounds.

We work with a diversity of student organizations across the many ideological positions within the philosophy of liberty. These include the campus Young Americans for Liberty, Students For Liberty, College Libertarians, free speech clubs, small “l” libertarian association, economics club, Objectivist society, Austrian Economics reading group, Students for Individual Liberty, and any other group that supports an idea or cause of liberty.

Students For Liberty was founded in 2008 by a group of students who wanted to make a difference by supporting their fellow libertarian students on campus. Libertarian student groups had long been isolated from one another and the larger liberty movement. The initial Students For Liberty Conference at Columbia University was originally planned for around 30 students, but demand far exceeded those estimates and 100 students ended up attending the conference in spite of a blizzard that shut down most of the region.

From those humble beginning the organization has grown each year to keep up with the rapidly growing demand and provide support to the student movement for liberty. The most recent International Students For Liberty Conference in 2014 featured over 1,300 attendees from all 7 continents.

SFL's mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty.

Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Our mission is to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty. We accomplish this through a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. What began as a small meeting of young leaders has become an international movement of students with over 1,100 groups around the world and operations on every inhabited continent.

You can subscribe to our weekly email updates here: http://studentsforliberty.org/get-updates/

The mission of Students For Liberty is to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty.

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Founded: 2008

Categories: Education, Educational Organization, Non-Profit Organization, Political Organization




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Past Events

Virtual Reading Group: Roast Beef Medium

Virtual Reading Group: Roast Beef Medium
04:00 pm - 04/11/2018

At Students For Liberty

REGISTER: studentsforliberty.org/virtual-reading-group-roast-beef/ SFL Virtual Reading Group: Roast Beef Medium with Sarah Skwire Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, 4pm...

SFL Virtual Viewing Group: The Matrix

SFL Virtual Viewing Group: The Matrix
01:00 pm - 03/07/2018

At Students For Liberty

Register: studentsforliberty.org/northamerica/virtual-viewing-group-matrix/ SFL Virtual Viewing Group: The Matrix with Dr. Fabio Rojas Meeting Dates: March 7, 21,...

LibertyCon

LibertyCon
09:00 am - 03/02/2018

At Students For Liberty

libertycon.com/ The ISFLC is now LibertyCon! After 10 years of growth, we’re proud to unveil the new face of the conference on global freedom. March 2-4, 2018,...

Truth & Toleration Part 2: Objectivism & Current Affairs

Truth & Toleration Part 2: Objectivism & Current Affairs
02:00 pm - 12/07/2017

At Students For Liberty

SFL's Elizabeth Hayes will interview David Kelley, Founder and Chief Intellectual Officer of The Atlas Society, via Facebook live about objectivism on campus and...

Truth & Toleration Part 1: An Intro To Objectivism

Truth & Toleration Part 1: An Intro To Objectivism
02:00 pm - 11/30/2017

At Students For Liberty

Tune in to the first half of the Facebook Live series Truth & Toleration Part 1: An Intro To Objectivism. Elizabeth Hayes of Students For Liberty (SFL) will interview...

Webinar: Fighting Extremism on Campus

Webinar: Fighting Extremism on Campus
08:00 pm - 11/06/2017

At Students For Liberty

Political polarization is on the rise, and extremists are prone to protest, disruption, and even violence on campus. In this session, we will discuss how to respond...

2017 Southwest Regional Conference

2017 Southwest Regional Conference
09:00 am - 10/28/2017

At Students For Liberty

Join us on Saturday, October 28th, in Salt Lake City, Utah, for SFL's Southwest Regional Conference! The Western United States has a well-documented record of successful...

2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
09:00 am - 10/21/2017

At Students For Liberty

Join us on Saturday, October 21st 2017, in College Park MD for 'Express Yourself', SFL's Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference! In a free society, there are countless...

2017 Great Plains Regional Conference

2017 Great Plains Regional Conference
09:30 am - 10/14/2017

At Students For Liberty

Join us on Saturday, October 14th, in Columbia, Missouri, for 'Open Hearts, Open Markets', SFL's Great Plains Regional Conference! This regional conference will...

SFL VRG: Markets Not Capitalism

SFL VRG: Markets Not Capitalism
08:00 pm - 10/01/2017

At Students For Liberty

Discussion Leader: Charles Johnson *Meeting Dates: Sundays, October 1st – November 12th, 8pm-9pm EDT (excluding October 15th) Application Deadline: September...

SFL VRG: Seeing Cities in a New Light

SFL VRG: Seeing Cities in a New Light
08:00 pm - 09/14/2017

At Students For Liberty

- Discussion Leader: Dr. Sandy Ikeda - Meeting Dates: Thursdays, September 14th – October 12th, 8pm-9pm EDT Application deadline is September 6th!! Reg Link:...

SFL VRG: Arguments For Liberty

SFL VRG: Arguments For Liberty
06:00 pm - 09/14/2017

At Students For Liberty

- Discussion Leader: Dr. Kevin Currie-Knight - Meeting Dates: Thursdays, September 14th – October 19th, 6pm EDT Application Deadline: September 6th!! Reg Link:...

SFL VVG: The Big Damn Firefly Discussion

SFL VVG: The Big Damn Firefly Discussion
04:00 pm - 09/06/2017

At Students For Liberty

- Discussion Leaders: Dr. Sarah Skwire and Dr. Steve Horwitz - Meeting Dates: Wednesdays at 4-5pm EDT, September 6th – October 18th (excluding 9/20 for holiday) Students...

SFL Day of Service

SFL Day of Service
10:00 am - 07/09/2017

At Students For Liberty

For one day, SFL leaders around the United States & Canada will come together in their respective cities to give back and show the power of civil society! **Here's...

AMA: I was threatened for speaking out about wasteful classes

AMA: I was threatened for speaking out about wasteful classes
12:00 pm - 06/01/2017

At Students For Liberty

SFL Campus Coordinator Jessica Murphy recently faced a great deal of backlash for an expose she wrote on wasteful classes in the University of Wisconsin system....

SFL & IHS VRG: Exploring Red Plenty

SFL & IHS VRG: Exploring Red Plenty
04:00 pm - 03/08/2017

At Students For Liberty

- Discussion Leader: Sarah Skwire, Liberty Fund Senior Fellow - Meeting Dates: Wednesdays at 4:00pm EST, 3/8/17 – 4/12/17 - Application Deadline: March 3rd, 2017 *Register...

SFL VRG: Islamic Foundations of a Free Society

SFL VRG: Islamic Foundations of a Free Society
10:00 am - 02/26/2017

At Students For Liberty

- Discussion Leader: Ali Salman, CEO of Istanbul Network for Liberty - Meeting Dates: Sundays, 10am EST, 2/26/2017 – 4/9/2017 Students For Liberty virtual reading...

SFL & IHS VRG: Deschooling Society

SFL & IHS VRG: Deschooling Society
06:00 pm - 02/09/2017

At Students For Liberty

Discussion Leader: Dr. Kevin Currie-Knight, Assistant Professor, Education, East Carolina University Meeting Dates: Thursdays, 6pm EST, 2/9/2017 – 3/16/2017 Students...

Inaugurate Liberty

Inaugurate Liberty
06:30 pm - 01/19/2017

At Students For Liberty

Newly appointed SFL CEO Wolf von Laer, a PhD candidate at King's College London, will speak on the state of the student Liberty movement under President Trump. He...

SFL VRG: Cypherpunks and Libertarianism

SFL VRG: Cypherpunks and Libertarianism
06:00 pm - 01/18/2017

At Students For Liberty

The late 80s and early 90s saw the creation of the internet, and during these early years a group of programmers, cryptographers, hackers, and activists came together...

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