The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is committed to upholding diversity as a priority, in line with the community values of the University of New Hampshire. We are committed to supporting and sustaining an educational community that is inclusive, diverse and equitable. The values of diversity, inclusion, and equity are inextricably linked to our mission of teaching and research excellence, and we embrace these values as being critical to development, learning, and success. We expect nothing less than an accessible, multicultural community in which civility and respect are fostered, and discrimination and harassment are not tolerated.
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On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that race cannot be considered in college admissions decisions. Through our admissions policies at the University of New Hampshire, we strive to enroll students who represent the diversity of experience, background and thought that foster an intellectually stimulating and well-rounded collegiate experience. Since 2012, New Hampshire state law has prohibited preferential treatment based on race and other protected categories in public sector recruiting, hiring, promotion and collegiate admissions. Although the court decision will not impact UNH policies, which are already neutral on race in compliance with state law, we recognize the challenges this decision poses to colleges and universities across the United States and the ways it may impede access for groups already underrepresented in higher education and diminish overall educational experiences.
Diversity is critical to the university’s community to bring together those who have varying values and a range of life experiences to share that can enhance intellectual debate to help our students, and faculty, grow and build new relationships that prepare them for a future and world beyond campus.