Welcome to the Spotlight Database and Activism 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 these college speech regulations — or 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 institutions. You'll also find 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 ActionClick "Take Action" on a school's Spotlight page to send a prewritten or customized email to the school in support of free speech.” form to contact your school and let them know you expect better.