What is Penn State Young Americans for Freedom?
Penn State Young Americans for Freedom (PS-YAF) was founded in 1992 as an organization dedicated to the principles of individual freedom, free enterprise, and personal responsibility. As a student organization on the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University, PS-YAF is dedicated to promoting the principles of liberty and free enterprise among college students in a time when increasingly liberal university officials seek to indoctrinate all students with their beliefs.
Central to PS-YAF's initiatives is the Voices of Freedom Lecture Series. Through collaboration with local and national sponsors, PS-YAF has brought numerous distinguished speakers to Penn State in order to counter the institutionalized leftism of the university. Dealing with topics ranging from Islamism to the environment, the events of the Voices of Freedom Lecture Series have provided a much needed voice for conservative thought on campus. The lecture series has featured a diverse offering of nationally known speakers such as Ann Coulter, G. Gordon Liddy, Col. Oliver North, Charlton Heston and Robert Spencer. PS-YAF's lectures are always well attended and effectively spark enthusiastic debate and free thought at Penn State.
When not working on high profile speaker events or staging rallies, members of PS-YAF are constantly challenging themselves to be more knowledgeable and responsible citizens. PS-YAF members have the opportunity to attend various conferences throughout the year to learn more about politics, economics, and leadership. At these conferences, such as the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C., members have the opportunity to meet and interact with key political figures and other students from across the country.
PS-YAF is recognized nationwide as one of the foremost campus conservative groups. The key to PS-YAF's success has always been a passionate and energetic group of students who refuse to be silenced. For 18 years, PS-YAF has ensured that the students at Penn State are free to hear both sides of many issues despite liberal efforts to the contrary. All students who are interested in the ideals of PS-YAF are encouraged to join us and attend weekly meetings. The rewards of membership are great and will last for a lifetime!