ERIC Number: ED536965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
FIRE's Guide to Religious Liberty on Campus. FIRE's Guides to Student Rights on Campus
French, David A.
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1)
Students should know their rights and liberties, and they need to be better informed and better equipped about how to assert and defend these precious things. The protectors of students' rights and liberties--those faculty, administrators, parents, alumni, friends, citizens, advisers, and attorneys who care about such vital matters--should understand the threats to freedom and legal equality on campuses, the moral and legal means of combating those threats, and the acquired experience of recent years. To that end, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) offers this "Guide to Religious Liberty on Campus," part of a series of such guides designed to restore individual rights and the values of a free society to the nation's colleges and universities. These guides also should remind those who write, revise, and enforce campus policies of the legal and moral constraints that restrict their authority. The sooner that colleges and universities understand their legal and moral obligations to a free and decent society, the less need there will be for guides such as these. Precise Legal citations of cases discussed are appended.
Descriptors: Freedom, Student Rights, Religion, Moral Values, On Campus Students, Civil Rights, College Students, Guides, Colleges, School Policy, Legal Responsibility, Religious Factors, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Governance, Financial Support, Social Bias, Social Discrimination
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: John Templeton Foundation; Achelis Foundation; Joseph Harrison Jackson Foundation; Earhart Foundation
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)