Posse Plus Retreat

PPR 2023

Every year, The Center for Academic Equity partners with the Posse Foundation and Posse Scholars to facilitate an annual weekend-long PossePlus Retreat.  During the PossePlus Retreat weekend, a cross-section of the campus community — students, faculty and administrators, and community leaders — come together to talk about the topic on a national, campus, and personal level. By creating a safe space for dialogue between campus community members who may not ordinarily interact with one another, retreats today have become an important forum to engage in social, cultural, and political issues.

If you are not a Posse Scholar but have interest in attending this retreat, please connect with Meonyez Goodwin. 

Posse Plus Retreat 2024

The PossePlus Retreat was started by the first Posses at Vanderbilt University who felt it was important to do something that would create a positive impact for the campus community. These first Posse Scholars worked closely with Posse staff to create The PossePlus Retreat, a weekend of interactive and challenging workshops designed to tackle important national and campus issues.

Each year, The Posse Foundation and Posse Scholars host an annual weekend-long PossePlus Retreat attended by members of the larger student body, faculty and administration, with the goal of discussing an important campus issue identified by Posse Scholars. This year, Posse Scholars selected an extraordinarily salient topic: Education...recalculating.

There is no doubt that our societal norms have changed. We have new technologies like AI and Zoom. Women's rights and affirmative action are being rolled back. Freedom of speech is under attack. Have our new ways of being imposed limits on access to higher education? How do we grapple with different ways of thinking on campus? How do we now think about academic freedom? What's right? What's wrong? What's ethical? And what constitutes a "good" education?

The PossePlus Retreat 2024 will ask: what is the purpose of a college or university today? Is it to provide the best possible education to its students? Is it to develop prodictive citizens for a global society? Is it to champion research and scientific discovery? Does this purpose align with your reasons for attending college?

Join us on March 8-10 for The PossePlus Retreat 2024: Education...recalculating. For three days of dialogue across the Tulane University community.