UW News

June 29, 2023

Statement from UW President Ana Mari Cauce on the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decisions

UW News

The following is a statement from University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce on the United States Supreme Court decisions Thursday striking down the consideration of race in college admissions:

“The University of Washington remains firmly committed to creating opportunity and expanding access to world-class education for students from all backgrounds. This is central to our public mission as the University FOR Washington.

“I-200 already bars the use of race in admissions for public universities in the state of Washington, but we will review the Supreme Court’s action and any impacts on the UW. Yet our mission remains the same: to create an environment of opportunity and belonging for all our students.”