U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Race-Conscious Admissions

June 29, 2023

Aerial view of GW's Foggy Bottom campus

Dear Members of the GW Engineering Community,

I would like to echo President Wrighton's and President-elect Granberg's sentiments about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on race-conscious admissions and about the important role diversity plays in advancing our institution's mission. We are committed to building an equitable and inclusive community and improving access to educational opportunities for all students.

At GW Engineering, we know that diversity of perspectives, identities, and lived experiences is critical to solving the world's most pressing problems. So despite this ruling, we are not dissuaded from our focus and our goals. We will continue to reaffirm the value of diversity, celebrate the contributions of every member of our community, and ensure that all voices are around the table as we innovate solutions for the grand challenges we face as a society - including and especially how we can create a better and more just world for all.


John Lach
GW Engineering