Chapters & Clubs
Please get involved. It matters.
Many of the worst assaults on human liberty take place in the name of protecting the young.
The ACLU of Indiana believes youth cannot be taught to respect the Constitution while, at the same time,
they are being told its protections do not apply to them.
The ACLU of Indiana has litigated cases involving students' rights on a
number of fronts:
- A student's right to wear a silicone bracelet supporting
breast cancer research that says "I (heart) BOOBIES"
- The rights of students to be free of a school's reach in
their off-campus online activities, such as Facebook
- The rights of students to eat their lunch in school
cafeterias free from religious proselytizing
- The right of a child with AIDS to attend public school
- The rights of students to be exercised from school for
religious holy days
- The rights of immigrant children being detained to
receive basic services
- The right of a lesbian high school student to wear a
tuxedo to prom
- And more
An essential component of protecting civil
liberties for all is youth education and organizing.
We can help you organize a chapter or club at your school, college or
university by providing guidance and materials.
Contact us to get started.
In most cases, organizing at the college/university level begins with
enlisting the assistance of a faculty sponsor and several students who are
willing to follow through with the research and application process required
to start a student organization. Expect to find some resistance and and
administrative delays. In the meantime, you can use social media to start
organizing your group and to publicize events and gatherings(see
www.facebook.com/aclu.at.iupui for an example).
Here is some contact information for active chapters in Indiana. Don't
see your group on this list? Contact us.