University of Texas at Austin President Responds to Court Ruling in Fisher Case

July 15, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding today’s court ruling in the case of Fisher versus University of Texas. The ruling relates to the use of ethnicity as one factor in determining college admissions.

“We are very pleased with the Court’s ruling recognizing the constitutionality of the University’s admissions policy under the Supreme Court’s recent guidance.

“We remain committed to assembling a student body at The University of Texas at Austin that brings with it the educational benefits of diversity while respecting the rights of all students. This ruling ensures that our campus, our state and the entire nation will benefit from the exchange of ideas and thoughts that happens when students who are diverse in all regards come together in the classroom, at campus events and in all aspects of campus life.”

Media Resources:

Video of post-ruling press conference with President Powers

Photos for download

UT Austin President Bill Powers (photo credit: UT Austin)
UT Tower (photo credit: Marsha Miller/UT Austin)
UT Tower – horizontal (photo credit: Marsha Miller/UT Austin)

Related Resources:

For more information about the court case, visit Legal Affairs: Fisher v. Texas.

For updates about the University of Texas at Austin admissions process after the Fisher decision, visit Be a Longhorn – Fisher landing page.

Court rules for UT Austin in Fisher case (President Bill Powers’ Tower Talk blog)

Follow UT Austin’s Facebook page@UTAustin and @UTAustinNews for the latest updates.

For more information, contact: University Communications, Office of the President, 512 471 3151.

1 Comment to "University of Texas at Austin President Responds to Court Ruling in Fisher Case"

1.  E. Laskey said on July 28, 2014

It is a sad day, when discrimination is allowed. Discrimination is discrimination, now matter where it comes from. This is America, where you work hard, and EARN your way, based on your own abilities. At least that is what it used to be. Now UT can continue to discriminate. How pathetically sad.