The Institute periodically invites two types of fellows to the St. Olaf College campus. Postdoctoral Fellows are selected based upon their academic accomplishments to date, having demonstrated an alignment with the mission of The Institute for Freedom & Community. Public Affairs Fellows are chosen based upon their career accomplishments and a willingness to discuss the challenges of implementing the central goals of The Institute in the venues of business, politics, and the nonprofit sector.
- Former United States Senator Richard Lugar
- Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty
- Labor Leader and media commentator Javier Morillo (2015)