Constitution Day

12:30PM - 1:50PM
Zief Law Library 201 -Terrace Room

In June 2023, the Supreme Court ruled that the admissions practices used by Harvard University and the University of North Carolina violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. This decision will have significant and widespread consequences for all institutions that consider race in their admission processes. We invite you to join the School of Law, the Office of Antiracism and DEI, and the Leo T. McCarthy Center for a panel discussion that will examine the landscape of DEI following the recent SCOTUS decision on affirmative action and the chilling impact it has had across higher education. Our conversation delves into the evolving strategies and policies that will uphold inclusivity at USF and beyond and how we can reimagine our future by investing in the individuals and communities that build the institutional values of advancing democratic ideals. We will also consider the history of "affirmative action" in higher education, while exploring the nuanced approach to foster diversity and promoting equal opportunities in a post "Affirmative Action" era.

Take a look at our speakers scheduled for this event: 

Bill Ong Hing - Professor, School of Law

Julie Nice - Professor, School of Law

Sheila Smith McKoy - Vice Provost, Equity, Inclusion, and Faculty Excellence

Sabrina T. Kwist - Associate Vice Provost, Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Panel moderated by Violet Biggs, '25, Politics major, Community Empowerment Activist and McCarthy Fellow in San Francisco 

Co-sponsored by the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public and the Common Good, USF School of Law, Law School ADEI Committee, USF Office of Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion