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 55 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

Download the 2013 Report on Class, Power and Privilege

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

​133 New York Scholars Awarded Full-Tuition College Scholarships

Spring 2016

Posse New York’s 13 partner colleges and universities awarded 133 talented Scholars four-year, full-tuition scholarships worth more than $24 million.

Smith STEM Scholar Studies Environmental Health

Spring 2016

​First-year Scholar Athena Sofides, a member of Smith College’s first STEM Posse, is passionate about protecting the health of our environment.

​Babson Grad Helps Build Alumni Network

Spring 2016

Babson College alumna Kadia Tubman, an industry relations coordinator in the global marketing and communications group at Nielsen, became a Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) representative in 2015.

​10 College Scholarships Awarded at Bay Area Ceremony

Spring 2016

Ten incredible high school seniors—the first Posse Scholars selected from the Bay Area—received four-year, full-tuition college scholarships from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Puget Sound Scholar Sings at San Francisco Showcase

Spring 2016

​New Scholar Simone Moore, a senior at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, performed at a showcase for classically trained vocalists at St. Aidan’s Church in February.