Message from KU leadership on Supreme Court decision on race-based admissions


Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that higher education institutions may no longer consider race as a factor in admissions decisions. Because KU uses qualified admissions, the Supreme Court’s ruling likely will have minimal impact on most of our admissions processes. We are reviewing the decision and will work with campus units to make any necessary adjustments.

We are writing today to reaffirm our commitment to cultivating a diverse community in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. KU has a long history of providing access to high-quality educational experiences to talented students from all backgrounds. Our diversity of people, ideas and experiences enriches our educational, service and research missions. For these reasons, we will continue to prioritize efforts to ensure KU is an academic community that prepares students for an increasingly diverse world.

Thank you for all you do to make KU a welcoming university where every Jayhawk has the opportunity to succeed.


Douglas A. Girod

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Lawrence Campus

Robert Simari
Executive Vice Chancellor, KU Medical Center