The Catholic University of America

Welcome to the Affirmative Action section of our webpage. This front page will reflect our most current information on Affirnative Action affecting Higher Education Institutions. 

Voluntary Resolution Agreement entered into between the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) (forbidding use of race or national origin as part of a holistic admissions process). Feb. 20, 2019

Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, Jan. 2019, A Status Report by ACE and The Mellon Foundation. 

Understanding Holistic Review in Higher Education Admissions by the College Board-Nov. 2018

Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, U.S. Dist. Court (Boston), Case 1:14-cv-14176-ADB, Brief of Amici Curiae ACE and 36 other IHEs in support of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss

The issue is whether it is constitutional for Harvard to consider race, as one factor among many, in its holistic review of a student application for admission for the purpose of achieving the educational benefit of diversity on campus. Amici argue that a diverse student body is essential to the educational objectives of higher education institutions, stating that students' interactions with individuals from diverse backgrounds break down racial stereotypes and prepare students for "today's increasing global marketplace.

July 3, 2018 Update to Department of Justice and Department of Education Guidance on Title VI, withdrawing Obama era guidance on use of race in admissions. 

 NACUANOTE: Scholarship Restrictions, by Donna Snyder and Maya Kobersy, April 20, 2017