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Founded in July 2016, ACCEPT is a driving force in the conversation about racial equity in college admissions.

ACCEPT is solving two problems:

  1. College communities do not reflect national demographics
  2. The processes to attend and pay for college are opaque, complicated, and biased

Higher education is the fastest path to socioeconomic mobility and equity in the US, so those of us who are the gatekeepers – and the impediments – to that path have more responsibility in the fight for social justice. ACCEPT exsits to help all of us, as admissions professionals, confront and dismantle institutional barriers that prevent marginalized students from attaining post-secondary education and the potential socioeconomic mobility that follows.

Some recent ACCEPT actions include:

Hosted Hack the Gates

Published 8 policy papers

Coalition member of the REASON Project, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law

Hosted almost 100 webinars

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