Thursday, Jun 29, 2023
Dear students, faculty and staff,
The Supreme Court ruled today that race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina are unconstitutional because they violate the Equal Protection Clause. The decision means that colleges and universities can no longer use race as a factor in admissions.
As we work to understand the implications of the ruling, certain things will not change, and must not change: our values and our commitment to supporting a diverse student body.
Despite today's ruling, we will not waver in our commitment to welcoming all students who stand to benefit from a Rider education. Our goal is to continue to create life-changing opportunities for all who seek them at Rider. This is prescribed in Rider’s mission statement, and is a core value of who we are as an institution. We’ll continue to do all we can to preserve this central theme of our mission.
We know that our University, like our communities and the nation as a whole, is stronger when composed of many different individuals who represent a variety of rich life experiences, traditions and cultures.
Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D.