Columbia Issues Statement on Affirmative Action Cases

Jul 03 2023

Dear Columbia Engineering Community, 

Below please find an announcement from the University regarding the Supreme Court's decision on affirmative action.

We will, of course, follow this issue closely and keep you informed. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Shih-Fu Chang, 

Dean, Columbia Engineering

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Columbia Issues Statement on Affirmative Action Cases

The University has issued a statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Harvard and University of North Carolina cases. 

“The Columbia University community represents a wide array of experiences and backgrounds.  This diversity is central to our identity -- it reflects the cultural richness of New York City as well as our mission to foster meaningful interactions and prepare students to make a difference in the world.

We are reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision and will refrain from commenting further until we fully understand its implications. As we prepare to comply with the law, our commitment to our values is unwavering. Diversity is a positive force across every dimension of Columbia, and we can and must find a durable and meaningful path to preserve it.”

–Columbia University Spokesperson Ben Chang

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