Statement

Letter to the Community: Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow

October 10, 2018

Dear Members of the Harvard Community,

As I am sure many of you are aware, the University is being challenged in a lawsuit that alleges discrimination in Harvard College’s admissions policy. The case will go to trial next week, and I write today to share some thoughts with you.

Let me be unequivocal: The College’s admissions process does not discriminate against anybody.... Read more about Letter to the Community: Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

October 4, 2018
Students Will Be Allowed to Testify in Defense of Harvard’s Affirmative Action Program in Major Federal Court Case

Harvard statement on Summary Judgment ruling

September 28, 2018
From the start, Harvard has agreed with the view expressed today by the Court, that this case can be – and should be – resolved at trial. Thorough and comprehensive analysis of the evidence makes clear that Harvard College does not discriminate against applicants from any group, including Asian Americans, whose share of the admitted class has grown significantly by 27% since 2010. We look forward to making our case at trial next month.

Harvard statement on SFFA 9/17/18 filing

September 17, 2018
In addition to seeking permission from the Court to silence our students and alumni, SFFA has now turned to the Court asking for permission to preclude SFFA President Edward Blum from testifying as a witness in a trial he himself orchestrated. While SFFA and Mr. Blum continue to hide behind their secretive organization, Harvard will continue to vigorously defend the legal right of every college and university to achieve a diverse student body through an admissions process where the consideration of race is one factor among many.

SEARAC

September 6, 2018
SEARAC Remains Committed to Affirmative Action and Race-Conscious College Admissions Policies

NCAPA

August 31, 2018
NCAPA National Director Responds to U.S. Department of Justice Statement of Interest in Harvard Affirmative Action Case

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

August 30, 2018
25 Harvard Student and Alumni Organizations File Amicus Brief in Support of College Admissions Policies That Foster Diversity