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

New Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program Awards Intern Opportunities to Scholars

Spring 2017

This spring, Posse launched the Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program, established in recognition of Posse’s former board chair who served from 2007 to 2016.

Texas A&M Scholar Looks to Expand on Record of Success

Winter 2017

​Even before arriving on Texas A&M University’s campus as a freshman last year, Milton G. had an impressive resume.

Houston Celebrates Power of 10, Raises More Than $330K

Winter 2017

​In October 2016, Posse Houston held its fourth Power of 10 fundraiser, raising more than $300,000 to support Posse Scholars.

Posse Houston Welcomes Wellesley College, Concludes 2016 DAP Season

Winter 2017

​In the fall of 2016, Posse Houston began recruiting for its newest partner, Wellesley College.

Vassar Scholar Spreads Awareness About Food Waste

Winter 2017

​Vassar Scholar Huy Nguyen excels at balancing his academics and giving back to his community in a meaningful way.