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Statement from President Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., on the Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision

Endicott College
Endicott College is committed to upholding our values of diversity and belonging within our campus community.

Dear Endicott College Community,

As you are no doubt aware, today, the United States Supreme Court released its majority opinion to roll back affirmative action in college admissions. It is important for me to reiterate our unwavering commitment to upholding our values of diversity and belonging within our campus community.

At Endicott College, we have always embraced a holistic approach to the admissions process. We firmly believe in evaluating applicants based on a comprehensive set of criteria that begins with the academic record and includes many considerations to create a diverse community that fosters a rich and vibrant learning environment.

We remain dedicated to ensuring that each applicant is evaluated on their own merits and unique qualities. Our commitment to fairness and equal opportunity is unwavering. Although the Supreme Court's decision may present challenges, it does not deter us from our goal of fostering diversity on our campus. We understand that a diverse student body, faculty, and staff are integral to a well-rounded educational experience. While we are not able to consider race when making an admission decision, there are many variables that Endicott will continue to consider in an effort to build a student body that is reflective of the world in which we live.

We encourage you to engage in open dialogue, celebrate diversity, and actively contribute to the inclusive atmosphere that defines Endicott College. Let us remember that our collective strength lies in our ability to appreciate and learn from the diverse perspectives that each member brings to our community.

This fall Brandi Johnson, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, and Meghan Monaco, Vice President of Enrollment Management, will provide an opportunity for our community to come together to learn more about the Supreme Court decision and admission practices as they relate to diversity. Details will be shared at the start of the academic year.

Finally, if you are a student of a diverse background, please remember that you are a member of the Endicott family because of your academic accomplishments. Every Endicott College student, alumni, faculty, and staff member makes their own mark on our community and as a result of their unique contributions makes us stronger together.

Thank you for your unwavering support and commitment to our shared values. Together, we will continue to further our mission of inspiring leadership through transformational learning.


Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.