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Access & Diversity Collaborative

Today’s higher education leaders must meet the challenge of providing access to higher education for all students and maximizing the educational benefits of diversity.

The Access and Diversity Collaborative (ADC) provides guidance to colleges, universities, and state systems of higher education in developing and implementing their access- and diversity-related policies.

Founded in the immediate wake of the landmark University of Michigan U.S. Supreme Court decisions in 2004, the ADC has three core functions:

  • Providing resources for sophisticated and pragmatic discussions about access and diversity;
  • Facilitating thought leadership and collaborative engagement on policy and practice; and  
  • Being a voice of national advocacy.

The ADC is a true collaborative, premised upon the belief that effective educational policy must be informed by individuals from across disciplines. The ADC assembles legal, admissions, financial aid, student affairs, academic, communications, research, and other experts to share and debate perspectives, and to identify points of common ground that can inform effective institutional policies related to access and diversity. Learn more about who we are.