The Supreme Court’s decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina (collectively SFFA), in a 6-3 majority opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, held that the race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC) violate federal law. The potential impact on the diversity of the student population in higher education is apparent. However, the decision in SFFA, while limited to the admissions realm on its face, may have far-reaching implications for affirmative action and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs beyond higher education admissions.

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