Fisher v. University of Texas Amicus Brief
The Access & Diversity Collaborative is pleased to announce that the College Board has filed an amicus brief with the U. S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Texas and its defense of its admission procedures and processes consistent with the Grutter ruling in 2003. This brief was developed in collaboration with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and includes the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) as signatories, in addition to several other national organizations.
The brief’s focus is on the educational benefits of diversity for all students and for the nation. It supports the mission-driven enrollment diversity goals of our nation’s colleges and universities and the professional judgment exercised by admission officers consistent with current federal law to achieve those ends. Several of our Collaborative institutions’ mission statements and practices are referenced to support the brief.
I encourage you to read this brief. Oral arguments on the Fisher v. University of Texas case will occur on October 10, 2012 and a special College Board Forum “Colloquia” session will be presented on this topic on October 24, 2012.
Please visit the Access & Diversity Collaborative’s website often to learn new information about the case and to use the resources developed to inform your policies and practices in support of your diversity-related enrollment goals.
Bradley J. Quin
Higher Education Advocacy
Read the amicus brief. (.pdf/425K)