Need FIRE’s Help? Sound the FIRE Alarm!

FIRE welcomes submissions regarding potential rights violations from concerned students and faculty members. When our involvement is warranted, FIRE will work with you to contact your institution to demand that it remedy violations of your rights. FIRE may also bring public attention to rights violations to prompt universities to uphold student and faculty rights.

Before submitting this form, we recommend that you type your submission into a new document outside your web browser, where you can save your information in the event of an error. Please edit your submission for clarity before submitting it to us. Please indicate in your submission any documentation you have to support your case (which could include emails, letters, notices, or other documents).

FIRE receives over a thousand submissions per year, and we make every effort to respond to each in a timely manner. Please do not call FIRE regarding the status of your submission. We do not accept in-person visits or submissions.

Submitting a description of your potential rights violation to FIRE does not mean that either you or FIRE have committed to taking any action, legal or otherwise. Please note that while some FIRE staff members are attorneys, sending a submission to FIRE does not create an attorney-client relationship. Only a very few case submissions will warrant legal action by FIRE, and only after entering into a written, signed agreement with FIRE will an attorney-client relationship have been created.

Additionally, FIRE cannot assist with submissions from university community members who were not faculty or a student at the time of the potential rights violation; submissions from elementary or high-school students; submissions that primarily concern grading disputes; or submissions from faculty or staff at institutions outside the United States.

For more information about FIRE’s work and the cases in which it has intervened in the past, please see FIRE’s mission and visit FIRE’s archives.

Thanks. We look forward to hearing from you.