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CCCU Statement on Affirmative Action Supreme Court Decision

CCCU Statement on Affirmative Action Supreme Court Decision

June 30, 2023

While the Supreme Court yesterday in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard University and v. University of North Carolina narrowed the specified tools permissible to attain diverse student bodies, CCCU will continue to value all students, but in particular, as it relates to this case, students of color from the United States and around the world.

This CCCU respects the rule of law when we agree with a result of the Court and when we don’t. This case is a tragedy to some and is the reversal of a wrong to others.  When narrow and limited affirmative action permissions were granted by the Supreme Court in 1978, 2003 and 2016, it bolstered the hopes and admission of many students of color. It was anticipated that those permissions would end.  The CCCU respected the Court’s opinion then. The Court is saying that the implementation of those permissions by Harvard and the University of North Carolina violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the 14th Amendment as interpreted by this Court.

Again, the CCCU respects the Court’s opinion without in any way walking back the CCCU‘s commitment to diverse student populations now and into the future. We commit to using all of the tools that continue to be at our disposal to recruit and welcome students who want a faith-based education that will impact their lives forever.


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Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (2023)

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (2016)

Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)

Regents of Univ. of California v. Bakke (1978)


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