Get the Collegiate Experience You Hunger For

Your time at college is too important to get a shallow education in which viewpoints are shut out and rigorous discussion is shut down.

  • Explore intellectual conservatism
  • Join a vibrant community of students and scholars
  • Defend your principles
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THE COMPANIES THAT MAKE THEIR LIFE SIMPLE

Don’t Waste Four Years.

Ever felt uncomfortable sharing your ideas or opinions in the classroom? Or frustrated with the narrow range of discussion on campus? You’re not alone.


Most thoughtful college students are sick of getting a shallow education where too many viewpoints are shut out and rigorous discussion is shut down.
 
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 teach you the principles of liberty and plug you into a vibrant intellectual community so that you get the collegiate experience you hunger for.
 
Since 1953 the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) has been cultivating a community of conservative-minded thinkers and keeping alive the timeless ideas and questions that higher education ignores. With ISI, you will explore intellectual conservatism in a vibrant community of students and scholars. Join the community, meet like-minded friends, and defend your principles. 
 

EXPLORE INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATISM

Get introduced to ideas, thinkers, and conversations youre not getting in the classroom.

MEET LIKE-MINDED FRIENDS & MENTORS

Join a vibrant community of thinkers and build friendships and relationships that will last a lifetime.

DEFEND YOUR PRINCIPLES

Become a compelling and compassionate voice for your principles.

“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

Fill the Void in Your Education

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Your CTA should complete the sentence “I Want To”.

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Think. Live free.
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  • A free copy of the book The American Cause by the great conservative thinker Russell Kirk*
  • A free issue of Modern Age, the premier journal of intellectual conservatism*
  • A carefully curated selection of short but illuminating videos, audio clips, and articles
  • ISIs weekly email: your handpicked collection of the best of conservative thought from around the web, delivered to your inbox
  • Access to a community of like-minded students and professors
  • Invitations to attend ISI conferences and other events around the country
  • Scholarship, fellowship, and internship opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities with ISI campus chapters and student newspapers

    *available to current undergraduate and graduate students only

When you join the ISI community, you’ll receive:

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Four Years Goes Fast.

Dont waste your college experience. 
Its too important.  

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