Retired generals, Fortune 500 corporations and states across our country joined with higher education leaders, University of Texas alumni, social scientists, civil rights groups, students and the United States government Monday in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the university’s narrowly tailored use of race as one, non-predominant factor in its admissions decisions.
Numerous amicus briefs are being filed with the United States Supreme Court today in support of The University of Texas at Austin's holistic admissions process, which looks at an applicant's race and ethnicity among many other factors.
Today, the University of Texas at Austin filed its brief to the United States Supreme Court as respondent in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The university’s brief states that "UT has learned through experience that diversity has invaluable educational benefits," and “better prepares students to become the next generation of leaders in an increasingly diverse work force and society."
STATEMENT FROM BILL POWERS, PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT’S GRANT OF CERTIORARI IN FISHER V. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, ET AL. AND THE UNIVERSITY’S COMMITMENT TO A HOLISTIC ADMISSIONS POLICY THAT IS NARROWLY TAILORED TO ACHIEVE THE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE STUDENT BODY.