Dear SPS Community,
I write to you today following the recent Supreme Court ruling and to share with you the university’s statement in response:
“The Columbia University community represents a wide array of experiences and backgrounds. This diversity is central to our identity—it reflects the cultural richness of New York City as well as our mission to foster meaningful interactions and prepare students to make a difference in the world.
“We are reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision and will refrain from commenting further until we fully understand its implications. As we prepare to comply with the law, our commitment to our values is unwavering. Diversity is a positive force across every dimension of Columbia, and we can and must find a durable and meaningful path to preserve it.”
I would also like to underscore that our school will follow the law while remaining committed to fostering a diverse student body that is core to our mission. My team and I will remain in contact as the administration gains a better understanding of the implications of this ruling. We look forward to coming together in the months ahead to discuss the decision and what it means for our students, instructional staff, and community.