The Gonzaga University School of Law Chapter of the ACLU shares its mission with the national organization. The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees:
- Your First Amendment Rights: Freedom of speech, association and assembly, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion
- Your right to equal protection under the law: Equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin
- Your right to due process: Fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property it at stake
- Your right to privacy: Freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs
The ACLU at Gonzaga promotes events, lectures and debates throughout the year.
For a comprehensive list of issues the ACLU-WA is involved in, please click here.
We are active in legislative issues important to the ACLU. To stay up-to-date on legislative affairs as well as receive weekly action alerts, join the ACLU of Washington E-Mail Activist Network.
Three things you should know about the ACLU
We’re for traditional American values. In many ways, the ACLU is the nation’s most conservative organization. Our job is to conserve America’s original civic values — the Constitution and the Bill of Rights — and defend the rights of every man, woman, and child in this country.
We’re not anti-anything. The only things we fight are attempts to take away or limit your civil liberties, like your right to practice any religion you want (or none at all). Or to speak out — for or against — anything at all. Or to be treated with equality and fairness, no matter who you are.
We’re there for you. Rich or poor, straight or gay, black or white or brown, urban or rural, pious or atheist, American-born or foreign-born, able-bodied or living with a disability. Every person in this country should have the same basic rights. Since our founding, we’ve been working hard to make sure no one takes them away.
We do not charge members fees. As a student chapter of the ACLU, we receive support from the ACLU of Washington. We ask that each member help support the ACLU by becoming a member. A student membership is $10 annually. For information on how to become a member, click here.
To become a member of the Gonzaga Law School ACLU chapter and get on our student e-mail list, please e-mail
Brittany Quinn (3L)
Alysa Draper-Dehart (1L)
Ben Paholke (1L)