Posse is not a program. It’s a movement.

Vanderbilt Chancellor Emeritus Joe B. Wyatt once called Posse a movement.
Today, Posse’s social justice mission has been embraced by its 57 partner institutions. Posse partner colleges and universities are helping to transform the landscape of leadership in the United States by committing critical resources to diversifying their campuses, making their climates more welcoming to all students, and ensuring that Posse Scholars graduate with the finest education in the country.

A Commitment to Leadership + Diversity

The Posse Foundation thanks its partner colleges and universities for their continued support of The Posse Program. These institutions have awarded millions of dollars in leadership scholarships to Posse Scholars across the country as part of their ongoing efforts to promote equity in higher education while honoring the highest academic standards. Their investment in Posse is a testament to the belief that the next generation of leaders should embody the diverse interests, backgrounds and perspectives that so uniquely characterize the American experience.

PossePlus Retreat Report

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Expanding the Pool

Posse recognizes the considerable challenges facing selective colleges and universities that are committed to broadening educational access for underrepresented groups. Limited resources force institutions to compete for diverse students from a finite pool of applicants who meet the traditional admissions criteria. Posse offers its partner colleges and universities a holistic, cost-effective way to supplement their regular admissions processes by identifying top-notch students from diverse backgrounds who might otherwise be overlooked. Through partnerships with Posse, these schools are expanding the pool of qualified applicants and, in so doing, helping to realize our most cherished educational ideals.

President Robert Oden, Carleton College Featured President

Carleton’s President Oden sat down and shared a few words about Posse at Carleton.Watch the Interview

partner schools

Posse is partnered with some of the best colleges and universities in the nation.

Video Testimonials

Our partner college and university VIPs tackle frequently asked questions about the partnership and program impact. Learn about their perspectives on costs, diversity, leadership, the liaison and mentor roles and reasons why they partner with Posse.

Latest News

Deloitte Partner Joins National, Local Boards

Summer 2017

Last fall Steve Gallucci, Tri-State managing partner of Deloitte, joined Posse’s national board of directors and recently was named chair of the foundation’s local New York advisory board.

Hamilton Scholar Sees Future in Community Service

Summer 2017

When Betsy Ramirez first learned about Posse at her Miami high school, she recalls, the “focus on leadership and the ability to make change is what stuck with me.”

For Davidson’s Chris Gruber, Admissions Is Personal

Summer 2017

As vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson College, Chris Gruber works alongside 30 colleagues on the recruitment, selection and enrollment of each new class.

Newman’s Own Supports Posse Veterans, Grads

Summer 2017

Newman’s Own Foundation has awarded Posse more than $600K in grants since 2010.

Grinnell Alumnus Launches High School in LA

Summer 2017

Erin Whalen always knew he wanted to leave Los Angeles and experience life away from home.