Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Our mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. We are the largest libertarian student organization in the world. 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 almost 2,000 local student groups and 1,500+ leaders around the world with operations on every inhabited continent.
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.
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 beginnings, 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 2016 featured over 1,500 attendees from all 6 inhabited continents.