SCOTUS Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions

The Alliance has compiled publicly available information on the June 29, 2023, Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision on race-conscious admissions for public and private colleges and universities.

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National Summit on Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

US Department of Education
July 26, 2023

This National Summit will focus on the strategies higher education leaders are pursuing for reimagining admissions, building affordable college pipelines, and creating inclusive campus communities that support student success and completion.

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Race in Higher Education: Analyzing the SCOTUS Opinion on Race-Conscious Admissions

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National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)
August 30, 2023

In this webinar, we will distill the key features of the majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions, providing a comprehensive analysis of the ruling and its impact. We'll also delve into the legal developments post-decision, including the threats issued to higher education institutions by DEI opponents. Additionally, we will provide an in-depth review of race-neutral tactics and strategies for achieving enduring diversity, equity and inclusion goals in new and uncharted terrain. 

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The Past as a Predictor:  Casting the Post-SCOTUS Decision on the Future of Healthcare and Justice 

National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) 
October 4, 2023

This webinar seeks to breakdown the impact of the SCOTUS decision on efforts to diversify the health and legal education institutions that serve as critical pathways to meet the national needs to advance health and justice equity and continuing shortages in the workforce. The session will engage leaders at Law and Health Professions schools, chairs and deans as well as individuals engaged in the recruitment, support and education of students, to reflect on strategies to maintain diversity goals under the constraints of the SCOTUS decision.

  • Participants will:
    • Examine the impact of the decision on diversity on recruitment/enrollment and equity in the health and legal profession including the future face of the workforce,
    • Appraise the potential for a lack of culturally appropriate health and legal services for underserved and under resourced communities,
    • Deliberate on the strategies to mitigate the impact of the SCOTUS decision.
  • Learning Outcomes:
    • Develop a richer understanding of the potential long-term impact of the SCOTUS decision,
    • Value the importance of engagement across campus to appraise current policies and practices,
    • Ideate innovative legally permissible initiatives and the implementation for amelioration. 

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Understanding the Implications of the SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision: A Symposium 

November 27, 2023

Roundtable Resources

Join the Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine for a symposium series investigating the impacts of the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action decision and developing a pathway to safeguard efforts to diversify higher education in the United States. The first symposium in the series will investigate legal perspectives and nuances of the SCOTUS decision and outline necessary actions to support an inclusive higher education ecosystem. During this three-hour symposium, speakers and other participants will participate in panels and breakout sessions to develop tangible action items to advance science, engineering, and medicine diversity.

Other Resources

US Supreme Court Opinion on Students for Fair Admission, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College