Idaho Bans Use Of Diversity Statements In University Hiring Decisions

Boise State University (Courtesy BSU)
  • The Idaho State Board of Education announced Tuesday that it would not permit four-year public universities to consider applicants’ diversity statements during the hiring process.
  • The board unanimously voted to bar universities from “requesting or requiring” a written statement that outlines an applicant’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), according to an announcement.
  • The ban will take effect immediately and was voted on because the statements permit officials to consider factors outside of merit.