The Argus Project is an opportunity for volunteers to send news tips to NAS. Argus volunteers look at publicly available documents and help us bring publicity to university policies, programs, or events at odds with the responsible exercise of academic freedom or the decent treatment of individuals.

The NAS website frequently publishes reports on particular colleges and universities based on material sent to us by members and friends. We call these members and friends our Argus team, because, like the mythological Argus, they see everything.

But we are not Wikileaks. We work only from public and publicly verifiable sources. This is a great way to bring national attention to local issues that deserve it. Often we find that a well-documented abuse or folly on one campus alerts people on many other campuses to similar situations. There may be no more effective tool for reforming higher education than the sharing of such local knowledge.

Become an Argus volunteer!

Help bring attention to campus issues by writing to NAS about what you have observed. Select one or more campuses you would like to keep an eye on, and let us know when you find something you think deserves greater notice or scrutiny.

  1. Look at publicly available resources: college websites, course catalogs, and student newspapers, etc. If you are alumni of the college you are watching, note fundraising letters and alumni magazines.
  2. Document what you find.
  3. Send what you find to NAS via our contact form or email

If you have any questions, please contact us at

We look forward to hearing from you.