Regarding the Supreme Court's Recent Decision on College Admissions

Rhodes College

The Supreme Court handed down its decision today in two cases involving admissions practices at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, concluding that their current programs violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Rhodes is of course studying the implications of the Court’s ruling, but we want to emphasize that we remain firmly committed to fostering a community where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are valued and welcome. Fostering inclusive excellence and building a culture of belonging are integral components of our core values and tenets of our strategic plan. As a residential liberal arts college in a major, vibrant metropolitan city, we believe that a diverse learning community that truly welcomes, respects, supports, and values every individual and group is an essential component of an outstanding and well-rounded education that prepares students to enter an increasingly global workforce.

We look forward to continuing to welcome a diverse and talented group of students to Memphis, from around the country and around the world.

Jennifer M. Collins