The Posse Institute

The Posse Institute is the research arm of The Posse Foundation and was founded with a generous grant from the Ford Foundation

Goals of The Posse Institute

The Posse Institute seeks to conduct and publish research on matters relating to access, leadership, diversity and retention in higher education. One of the primary goals of the Institute is to maintain and analyze The Posse Foundation’s unique data set and to ensure that as the Foundation grows, progress is tracked and best practices are shared. In addition, the Institute collaborates with experts in the field of higher education to explore issues of equity.

PossePlus Retreat Report

Download the 2014 Report on Revolt? Rethink? Reform?

The PossePlus Retreat Report

Each year, The Posse Foundation facilitates weekend-long PossePlus Retreats (PPRs) for Posse partner colleges and universities. Retreats are attended by Posse Scholars, members of the larger student body, faculty and administration with the goal of discussing an important social or political issue identified by Posse Scholars. At each PPR, participants complete an extensive survey—designed by the Posse Institute—related to the retreat topic. Survey results are published in The PossePlus Retreat Report and disseminated to PPR participants; presidents, chancellors and other administrators of Posse partner colleges and universities; and members of the larger higher education community.

PossePlus Retreat Reports

2014 Report on Revolt? Rethink? Reform?
2013 Report on Class, Power and Privilege
2012 Report on Gender + Sexuality
2011 Report on the Millennials
2010 Report on Race
2009 Report on Education
2008 Report on Social Responsibility

The Posse Mentor Report

Download The Posse Mentor: Supporting Future Leaders, a report which examines the critical role mentoring plays in ensuring Posse Scholar success.





The 2012 Posse Alumni Report

Download Fulfilling the Promise, which details the perspectives, interests and successes of Posse alumni over the last two decades.





The Posse Retrospective

Download our 20-year retrospective, a report documenting the growth and successes of The Posse Foundation.

The Posse Mentor Report

Download The Posse Mentor: Supporting Future Leaders, a report which examines the critical role mentoring plays in ensuring Posse Scholar success.