As each college's Spotlight rating is based on written policies, it does not take other institutional actions into account. This does not preclude FIRE from taking action in defense of student and faculty rights. You can find more information about specific incidents of censorship and violations of due process on each school’s entry.
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Nearly 9 in 10 top U.S. colleges and universities have at least one policy that restricts student speech. Do you know which ones? FIRE’s 2024 Spotlight on Speech Codes report rates 489 of America’s top colleges and universities on the degree to which their policies restrict student speech.