American Civil Liberties Union

"So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy."  -- ACLU Founder Roger Baldwin

The mission of the ACLU at Elon is to raise awareness of civil liberties issues and to safeguard those civil liberties both on and off campus.

The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving the guarantees of individual liberty including:

Your First Amendment rights - freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.

Your right to equal protection under the law - protection against unlawful discrimination.

Your right to due process - fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.

Your right to privacy - freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.

The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.

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