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Multi-society Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (SFAI) v. President and Fellows of Harvard and SFAI v. University of North Carolina

As organizations representing a wide range of scientific, engineering, and mathematical disciplines, we will not be deterred by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on race considerations in college and university admissions.

America’s inherent strength and economic competitiveness among nations is its domestic and international talent across every race, ethnicity, gender, and geography. To meet current and emerging job demands and retain our research and development leadership globally, we must broaden who participates in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. Doing so will improve lives, advance our nation’s living standards, and drive economic growth.

This court ruling will limit the ways our nation might expand talent in STEMM from historically excluded communities. Despite this outcome, we are committed to seeking legally attentive strategies to ensure a full range of talent is recruited, retained, and advanced across STEMM fields. We will continue to advance initiatives that will enable all students to cultivate their talent to the highest potential and tackle societal challenges while serving their communities.


ACA: The Structural Science Society

American Anthropological Association

American Association for Anatomy

American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association of Physics Teachers

American Astronomical Society (AAS)

American Chemical Society

American Educational Research Association

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

American Institute of Biological Sciences

American Institute of Physics

American Mathematical Society

American Physical Society

American Political Science Association

American Society for Microbiology

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

American Society of Human Genetics

American Society of Plant Biologists

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Association for Women in Science

Association of Population Centers

AVS - The Society for Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Computing Research Association

Consortium of Social Science Associations

Ecological Society of America

Entomological Society of America

Geological Society of America

INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)

Linguistic Society of America

Mathematical Association of America

National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)

Optica (formerly OSA), Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide

Population Association of America

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Society for Neuroscience

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Society for Research in Child Development

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Systematic Biologists

Society of Vacuum Coaters

Society of Women Engineers

The Executive Committee of the American Society of Criminology

The Gerontological Society of America

The Oceanography Society

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