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About the Campus Coordinator Program

Students For Liberty’s Campus Coordinator Program

The Students For Liberty Campus Coordinator Program is the premier program for actively advancing the ideas of free markets and individual liberty on college campuses. SFL Campus Coordinators (CCs) are the face of liberty on their college campuses. They are the muscle of the movement, empowering students in their areas to defend the ideas of liberty. This grassroots program seeks out strong student leaders to spread the ideas of a free society by starting new pro-liberty student groups, organizing events to promote the ideas of liberty, resourcing student groups and identifying and mentoring other pro-liberty students. The CC Program has gone on to inspire similar programs around the globe, in places like Latin America, Europe, Africa, and South Asia. Students in the CC Program have the unique opportunity to work at advancing liberty and developing their skills with like minded individuals from around the world as we work together to achieve a freer future for everyone.

Click here to meet our current Campus Coordinators

History

The 2016-17 Campus Coordinator class.

The 2016-17 Campus Coordinator class.

The Campus Coordinator Program began in 2010 with a class of 24 students from across the United States.  In 2011 the program more than doubled to 58 students and included three leaders from Canada and one from Venezuela. The Campus Coordinators continued to play a vital role in SFL’s leadership by directing 5 of the 13 SFL Regional Conferences, a responsibility previously reserved for members of the Executive Board. In 2012 the Students For Liberty accepted 90 campus coordinators from 27 states and Canada. The Campus Coordinators each started to build Forums for Freedom in their regions: small, informal meetings of local student leaders from various pro-liberty student groups who come together to discuss ways to improve and coordinate their efforts. They also played a crucial role in the overall success of all 15 fall regional conferences, as well as the groundbreaking International Students For Liberty Conference with over 1400 attendees.  Today, over 120 Campus Coordinators are working across North America to advance the ideas of liberty. Our CCs have made progress this year toward putting on 25 Regional conferences, changing their campuses unconstitutional speech codes, and sharing the ideas of liberty with students in their areas.

About The Program

The SFL Campus Coordinator Program seeks to build the student movement for liberty in North America by identifying, training, and supporting the strongest student leaders of liberty on college campuses. If you are not a student in North America, check out some of the other coordinator programs that SFL runs in our other regions here.

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CC Savanah Simpson recruiting students at the University of Virginia

All students selected to the Campus Coordinator summer training program undergo in-depth online training with readings and seminars on the philosophy of liberty and campus organizing techniques. This training will educate incoming Campus Coordinators in the best practices SFL has developed over the years to effectively create a student movement for liberty. With our great training, you will learn how to take your activism to the next level, and really make a difference on your college campus!

Those who complete online training will be invited to attend an in-person retreat where they will be welcomed into the SFL family. The retreat brings together incoming and returning Campus Coordinators, Executive Board members, and staff for a three day intensive in-person training and bonding.

When the school year starts, CCs will begin working with student groups at their own schools and at nearby campuses, run events that educate others on the meaning of liberty, and seek to identify other pro-liberty students in their areas. Campus Coordinators will work closely with other leaders to build the student movement for liberty by creating long-lasting, meaningful mechanisms of supporting pro-liberty students. Being a campus coordinator allows for you to make a serious impact on campus promoting liberty, all while acquiring and developing important professional skills.

Apply for the Campus Coordinator program here

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North American Executive Board member Wade Craig asking students “What should you be able to sell?” at the University of Oklahoma

What have our Campus Coordinators Accomplished? 

  • Campus Coordinators have created dozens of student groups across the country to promote liberty, including Young Americans for Liberty chapters, Students For Sensible Drug Policy chapters, Students For Liberty groups, and much more
  • In the 2014-2015 school year, Campus Coordinators connected with over 5,000 students across the United States and Canada
  • Campus Coordinators have succeeded in changing unconstitutional speech codes at their schools a number of times with the help of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
  • Campus Coordinators have appeared on Fox News shows like Stossel and The Kelly File to share their perspective on current affairs and policy
  • Campus Coordinators organized bus rides from as far as Iowa and Texas to bring over 300 liberty-loving students to Washington, DC for the International SFL Conference
  • Our Campus Coordinators have fought against smoking bans on their campuses by tabling with free cigarettes and health food to show students that freedom of choice should not be forgotten
  • In 2013, a Campus Coordinator and his College Libertarians group protested a new zoning law that would cause their favorite street vendor to lose his business.

How do I get involved? What are the Qualifications?

The Campus Coordinator Program is highly competitive, and designed for the top student leaders in North America. All members of SFL’s Campus Coordinator Program must either be current university students in the United States and Canada.

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CC Calvin Tran helping the College Libertarians group at Columbia University reach out to new students

Ideal candidates will also have the following qualities:

  • At least 1 year of leadership experience in a pro-liberty student group;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once;
  • Looking to develop their own skillsets;
  • Strong written and in-person communication;
  • Strong self-motivation to complete projects with little to no oversight;
  • A passion for the ideas of liberty and for organizing to make the world a freer place; and
  • Enjoy staying up until 2am talking to other students about how to advance liberty

In addition to the above individual traits, applicants interested in becoming a Campus Coordinator should be able to dedicate 5-10 hours per week to the program for one academic year.  Successful applicants will be professional, personable, and excellent communicators.

Applications

Step 1: Complete the online application.

Step 2: Someone from SFL will contact you if you are selected to move on to the next stage of the application process.

North American Executive Board member Marisa Salazar recruits students to attend the New Mexico Regional Conference

North American Executive Board member Marisa Salazar recruits students to attend the New Mexico Regional Conference

Timeline 

 

Students For Liberty is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. Those who are accepted to the CC training program will be required to complete our online training program. Those who successfully complete online training will be invited to join the Campus Coordinator Program. The 2016-2017 Campus Coordinator Program will conclude in May of 2017.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email David Clement at dclement@studentsforliberty.org.