Students For Liberty (SFL) seeks to support student groups that hold a wide-range of philosophical beliefs that all share an underlying dedication to liberty with resources like leadership training, literature, grants, and speakers. Forming after a meeting where students exchanged ideas from their own experiences with liberty advocating student groups, SFL quickly expanded with new programs and an exponentially growing network of affiliated student groups. Gene Healy with the Cato Institute includes the organization in the limited-government movement.
Organized after the success of a conference, the largest program of the organization is conferences in the form of an annual international conference as well as various regional conferences. The organization experienced rapid growth since its inception in 2008. The network now includes 429 student organizations around the world. The rapid expansion is encouraged and supported by current students involved in the Campus Coordinators Program.
SFL seeks to raise awareness of the benefits of liberty and civil society with several evolving programs that focus on student rights events, lectures, literature, an academic journal for student work, and an Alumni network.