Statement regarding SCOTUS Decisions on Race-Conscious Admissions
The Supreme Court declares that affirmative action in higher education admissions is unconstitutional.
Dear Miami Community,
The Supreme Court of the United States has issued a ruling on two cases brought forward by Students for Fair Admissions against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These decisions greatly impact higher education admission processes across the country. The lawsuits challenge the use of race-conscious admissions practices by colleges and universities. The court has declared that affirmative action in higher education admissions is unconstitutional and can no longer be considered in the context of college and university admissions.
In anticipation of this ruling, we have planned to carefully analyze its potential impact on our community. Miami University remains committed to inclusive excellence, and to recruiting a student body that is well-rounded, talented, and diverse across beliefs, lived experiences, culture, and race. Miami University fully embraces the philosophy and belief that a diverse academic community is among an institution’s greatest strengths. For admission determination, Miami has always considered a wide range of student attributes in the holistic review of each student's application. These include curriculum strength, demographics, location, diversity broadly defined, strength of essay and recommendations, among dozens of others.
We will continue to do everything in our legal authority to close equity gaps and provide greater access to a Miami education.
Miami University will continue to cultivate diversity of thought in an inclusive environment that prepares our graduates to succeed in the workplace, which includes people from a variety of backgrounds. We are committed to inclusive excellence and providing opportunities for every student, staff, and faculty member to thrive in an accessible environment and have a sense of belonging.
Gregory P. Crawford
Provost and Executive Vice President
Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Success