Grinnell College issued a statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action being utilized in admissions at universities. The court ruled the practice unconstitutional.
Grinnell College wrote in its statement the decisions reverse more than 50 years of work toward “racial equality in education” and will change how applications are evaluated at colleges and universities.
Despite the ruling, Grinnell College said its commitment to “diversity” preceded affirmative action and remains undeterred.
“It is significantly challenged by the decisions of the Supreme Court today, but it is undeterred,” the statement said.
Grinnell has spent the past year reviewing a “range of alternatives” to considering race as part of its “holistic admission process.”
According to the statement, which was signed by Grinnell President Anne Harris and VP for Enrollment Joseph Bagnoli, the repercussions of the decisions are “far-reaching and of historic proportion.”
The statement quoted Justices Ketanji Brown Jackson and Sonia Sotomayor. Jackson could not define “woman” during her confirmation hearings.