Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions

Brown University is committed to ensuring a shared understanding across our community of the scope and implications of the ruling on race-conscious admissions issued by the Supreme Court of the United States on June 29, 2023, as well as federal law on race-themed programs and activities.

This website serves as a resource for understanding what both the prevailing law and the court’s decision in the cases Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina mean for Brown’s activities and programs. The University is committed to complying with the law, while also sustaining the diversity that is central to Brown’s mission.

Gain understanding for how the court’s ruling applies to all programs that involve an admissions decision or entry criteria, regardless of the student population involved.
Brown has developed lawful strategies for sustaining racial and ethnic diversity at Brown while complying with the law.
Federal agencies and national associations have provided guidance to colleges and universities on lawful admissions practices.