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Ivy League Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

When the Ivy League was formally established in 1954, one of its defining principles was a commitment to access and opportunity exemplified by need-based financial aid. Another was that its recruited athletes be academically representative of each institution’s overall student body. More than 60 years later, the League continues to adhere to these principles, and the student bodies of its members – along with their faculties and staffs – have become increasingly diverse in multiple ways. An expanded commitment to diversity and inclusion today stands as a core value of all eight Ivy schools. This commitment applies to all of their activities, including all aspects of their athletic programs, ranging from the recruitment of students to the hiring of staff, and it plays a central role in enabling the Ivy schools to achieve their missions of educational excellence, research and service to others.