IWF’s R. Gaull Silberman Center for Collegiate Studies strives to provide student with the ingredients for a balanced education, by fostering intellectual freedom, ideological diversity, and personal responsibility. Through an annual essay contest, on-campus outreach, speaking engagements, a junior fellows program, and by providing resources for students on-line, IWF’s R. Gaull Silberman Center for Collegiate Studies helps educate students, challenge prevailing liberalism on campus, and train the next generation of women leaders.
On today’s college campuses, students are indoctrinated with radical feminist ideas that present men as the enemy and women as the victims. These ideas are reinforced by women’s studies curricula, radical professors, campus “resource centers” for women, and the prevalence of liberal women’s organizations.
As a result, students receive a one-sided, and decidedly liberal, perspective. Many young women leave college with an unhealthy view of marriage and misguided ideas about what it takes to succeed in the workplace.
IWF aims to change that dynamic by fostering intellectual freedom, ideological diversity, and personal responsibility through its campus program.
The IWF campus program is multifaceted, featuring student programs, research, and a response system for campus outrages:
Student programs include a student essay contest in the fall, Take Back the Date in the spring (an initiative to reclaim Valentine’s Day from radical feminists on campus who use a day of romance to promote vulgar and promiscuous behavior through the Vagina Monologues ), and an annual sex and dating conference in the summer.
Research by IWF experts tackles a wide range of campus issues, including Title IX, women’s studies, and sex and dating on campus. We even publish student commentary on our website.
IWF also responds to campus outrages. Many schools feature radical feminist programs such as the sex worker art show that came to Bucknell University recently. Others feature radical professors such as a women’s studies professor who posted topless photos of herself on the Internet. The school defended her right to “academic freedom.” When feminists do outrageous things on campus, IWF will be there waiting. Students can submit cases to IWF by emailing mailto:[email protected]and IWF staff will work with the students to bring these outrageous stories to the public.
Also, keep your eye on the IWF website. We are in the process of redesigning the website and the new campus page will feature resources for students, including fact sheets on important campus issues, profiles on radical feminist campus speakers, and a lot more!