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 56 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

AB Supports Posse Scholars’ Career Growth

Fall 2017

Global investment management and research firm AllianceBernstein (AB) is deeply committed to helping Scholars pursue successful careers.

Notre Dame Scholar Serves as VP of Student Elections

Spring 2018

Posse Scholar Shady Girgis is serving the student body of the University of Notre Dame as the Judicial Council’s vice president of elections.

Union College Dean Leads Posse Campus Community

Winter 2018

​As dean of diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Union College, Gretchel Hathaway works on strategic initiatives throughout the school.

Heckscher Foundation Funds Posse Consulting

Winter 2018

The Heckscher Foundation has been a generous supporter of Posse over the past four years.

Sagewind Founder Invests 10 Years on Posse Board

Winter 2018

Steve Lefkowitz, the founding partner of Sagewind Capital LLC, has been a member of the Posse Board of Directors for the past 10 years.