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Welcome to the Spotlight Database and Advocacy Portal


FIRE’s Spotlight Database will tell you if your college or university denies students and faculty the rights they are granted by the Constitution and/or by institutional promises. Here, you will find detailed information on speech codesA speech code is any policy prohibiting speech that, outside the bounds of campus, would be protected by the First Amendment. at more than 450 colleges and universities, as well as information about specific incidents of censorship, violations of due process, and more. If you are troubled by what you see, you can use our “Take Action” advocacy portal to contact your school and let them know you expect better.

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Please refer to "Using FIRE's Spotlight" for instructions on how best to find the information you want.



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