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 Directory Helps Posse Alums #BuildTheNetwork

Winter 2016

Alumni can use the directory to reach out to their network for support with post-graduate prospects, professional development opportunities, and guidance when relocating.

Posse Women Lead in STEM

Winter 2016

Three Posse alumnae are clearing hurdles in the pursuit of making science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields more inclusive environments.

Start a Givalanche to Support the Next Generation of Scholars

Winter 2016

The Posse Foundation’s goal is to inspire 100 percent alumni participation to raise $100,000. Alumni can exponentially multiply their investments of time and treasure by tapping into their networks.

Join the Posse National Alumni Advisory Council

Winter 2016

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Case Western Reserve, Wellesley Sign On

Fall 2016

Recruiting their first Posses this fall, Case Western will select from New Orleans and Wellesley from Houston as part of the Posse STEM Program, an initiative for students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.