the collegiate experience you hunger for starts here

Your time at college is too important to feel isolated or attacked for questioning the ever-narrowing range of debate on campus. Get the education you deserve.

  • Explore the intellectual foundations of liberty
  • Join a vibrant community of conservative students and scholars
  • Defend your principles

Fill the void in your education

Ever felt uncomfortable sharing your ideas in the classroom? Or frustrated with the narrow range of discussion on campus?

Ready to go deeper than #BigGovSucks and #ownthelibs? 

You’re not alone.

Too many college students* feel isolated or attacked for questioning progressive orthodoxy and the ever-narrowing range of campus debate.

We know what it’s like to be attacked for what you believe in, for asking probing questions, for wanting rich discussion and debate, and for wanting to know the truth. We introduce you to the American tradition of liberty and to a vibrant community of students and scholars.

Why? So you get an education and a community you won’t find at your school. So you get the collegiate experience you hunger for, and the education you deserve. 

Since 1953 the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) has been cultivating a community of thinkers and keeping alive the timeless ideas and questions that higher education ignores. With ISI, you will explore intellectual conservatism in an unmatched community.

Join the community, meet like-minded friends, and defend your principles.

* If you’re not a student, you can still join the ISI community. Faculty can join here, and ISI alumni can update their membership here.

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to a community of like-minded students and professors
  • Invitations to attend ISI conferences and other events around the country
  • Exclusive access to monthly members-only webinars and conversations 
  • Your choice of a free ebook from one of eleven top recommended titles
  • A weekly handpicked collection of the best of conservative thought from around the web, delivered to your inbox
  • Members-only swag
  • Scholarship, fellowship, and internship opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities with ISI campus chapters and student newspapers

 

“ISI has given me opportunities I never dreamed of while providing me with an intellectual experience like no other.”
- Maria Biery, University of Pennsylvania
“In a time of rancorous, divisive political discourse, ISI continues to help students thoughtfully engage in deep discussions about important issues.”
- Benjamin Rolsma, University of Wisconsin
“I’m grateful for the instruction I received at Harvard, but my education would not have been complete without ISI.”
- James Holt, Harvard alumnus

Four Years Goes Fast

Don’t waste your college experience. It’s too important.

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Explore the intellectual foundations of liberty
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Meet like-minded friends and mentors
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Defend your principles

Join the Community

If you’re a high school, college, or graduate student, join the community dedicated to the intellectual foundations of liberty!

If you’re not a student, you can still join the ISI community. Faculty can join here, and ISI alumni can update their membership here.

Get the collegiate experience you hunger for