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

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

200+ Attend Alumni Leadership Conference

Summer 2016

Alumni reconnected to the growing Posse network, engaged in professional development workshops, and shared ideas for how they can continue to advance Posse’s goal to change the face and quality of leadership in the United States.

Advanced Degrees Help Alumni Lead in the Workforce

Summer 2016

Posse has affiliations with a dozen graduate programs around the country that offer a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to Posse alumni each year.

Alumni Advisory Council Kicks Off 2016-17 Planning

Summer 2016

Alumni representing all 10 Posse cities gathered in Miami for the annual Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) session and national board meeting to kick off their 2016-17 governing year.

Wooster Alum Gives Back to Posse

Summer 2016

​Kenneth Perry Jr. may have graduated from The College of Wooster in 2013, but this alumnus has remained engaged with Posse Atlanta.

Illinois Wes. Signs On, BU Doubles Partnership

Spring 2016

​Illinois Wesleyan University will recruit its first Posse from New Orleans this fall, and Boston University, already recruiting from Atlanta, will select its first Posse from the Bay Area.