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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 on the front lines in the battle for liberty. They are the muscle of the movement, empowering students in their areas to defend the ideas of liberty. This highly competitive program seeks out strong student leaders and community organizers to spread the ideas of a free society from the grassroots level 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.
As on-the-ground SFL representatives, CCs are given great flexibility in fulfilling their duties. They do not receive strong top-down orders, but are instead encouraged and expected to use their local knowledge to create and provide support for liberty-advancing groups in their region. Some of these responsibilities include organizing SFL regional conferences, creating and hosting leadership forums, distributing SFL resources on campus, assisting local leaders with their groups, and helping individuals start their own campus groups.
SFL selects the top student leaders top become Campus Coordinators. Over the summer, newly selected CCs go through a comprehensive training program to learn how to grow the student movement for liberty in their area. During the school year, CCs are given the resources, infrastructure, and support to liberate the campuses in their region.
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The Campus Coordinator Program began in 2010 with a class of 24 students from across the United States. Students were not selected based on geography, but instead based on how well they fit the goals of the program. These students laid the foundation for the program expansion that happened the next year.
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.
Most recently SFL’s Campus Coordinator Program grew to an unprecedented size of 140+ leaders. To learn about and contact any current SFL Campus Coordinators, please click here.
Campus Coordinators go through rigorous training to ensure they have the skills needed to spread liberty in their region. After being invited to start training for the program, CCs receive summer-long virtual training covering the philosophy of liberty, principles of student organizing, and SFL’s theory of social change.
After completing this first wave of training the Campus Coordinators will be invited to Washington DC for the Campus Coordinator Retreat. This all expense-paid (including travel) weekend session allows the CCs to get face-to-face contact with SFL’s staff, Regional Directors, and the their fellow Campus Coordinators. In addition to the fantastic training CCs receive, they form bonds with their peers across the country that can and do last a lifetime.
After the retreat is completed it is time for the CCs to get to work in their regions, but that does not mean the guidance ends. SFL leaders host monthly webinars for the CCs on important issues and strategies for spreading liberty.
The Campus Coordinator Program also lends itself to ample opportunity for broader professional development and personal growth. Campus Coordinators will develop skills in networking, public speaking, event organizing, communication, writing and will also gain a greater sense of self-esteem, confidence and poise.
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Where are they now?
Not only has this program proven to help expand SFL’s network and get more resources into students hands it has also proven to be a great stepping stone into the liberty movement. Our Campus Coordinators have gone on to work and intern with organizations such as:
The Cato Institute
The Institute for Humane Studies
The Foundation for Economic Education
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Young Americans for Liberty
The Leadership Institute
Illinois Policy Institute
The Daily Caller
Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Mercatus Center
The Prometheus Institute
The Goldwater Institute
Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity
Liberty Justice Center
Americans For Prosperity
Charles Koch Institute
The Center for College Affordability and Productivity