Working Collaboratively with University and College Partners to Build Community
Posses Scholars, university and college administrators, and the general student body work collaboratively to make their campuses more interactive. Posse Scholars have met with university chancellors, presidents, provosts and deans to discuss campus-wide issues. Furthermore, Posse Scholars facilitate an annual PossePlus Retreat at which students, faculty and administrators discuss issues such as education, race, social responsibility, sexuality and their impact on the campus environment.
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Posse Scholars become actively involved in student organizations. More than 70 percent of Scholars have either founded or become leaders of campus organizations. Scholars act as change agents on campus, significantly contributing to the influence and longevity of student organizations.
Posse Scholars help to increase the true diversity of college and university campuses. Through their presence and the more welcoming environment that results, Scholars help to increase the numbers of African-American, Asian, Latino, and other students from diverse backgrounds in the student populations at Posse partner institutions. Posses help the retention of non-Posse students who are not part of the majority culture by fostering an inclusive campus community.
Posse Scholars contribute to the classroom dynamic. Scholars bring to classroom discussions a unique and powerful perspective that promotes student participation and enhances the learning experience for all.
Our Scholars are transforming campuses across the country
Read what our partner presidents are saying about Posse
“It’s remarkable, if you look at the Posse students that we have on campus, the extent to which they have really blossomed into some of the most important leadership positions.”
former Chancellor John D. Wiley, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Posse students have enlivened and enriched our campus and gone on to make outstanding contributions in the workplace and in society. The Posse Foundation is a positive investment in all of our futures.”
President Jehuda Reinharz, Brandeis University
“The students that are chosen have that spark, that fire in the belly, they want to do well. And I would say if you took them out of the mix, we’d be a very different place.”
President Ronald Crutcher, Wheaton College