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“Because if you don’t stand up for the stuff you don’t like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you’ve already lost.”

Neil Gaiman

The purpose of this site is to be a resource for UNC faculty who support academic freedom and where they can discuss this important topic.

The What Is Academic Freedom? page contains definitions, links to foundational documents on academic freedom and some history on the development of academic freedom.

The UNC Resolutions and Contacts page contains relevant faculty and trustee resolutions on academic freedom as well as the contact information of UNC administrators responsible for academic freedom.

The Outside Organizations page contains links to organizations that support academic freedom.

The Viewpoints and Discussion page offers articles on academic freedom along with the opportunity for posting your own thoughts (just send me an email and I’ll post it) or commenting on articles.

The Research on Academic Freedom page has research on both faculty and student free expression, including research on UNC undergrads completed in 2022 and 2019.  


The site owner is UNC Professor Mark McNeilly. This is not an official UNC site and all opinions expressed on the site are those of the authors and are not meant to represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. If you have questions or comments he can be reached at