SENATE, No. 3370

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

221st LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JUNE 3, 2024

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  SHIRLEY K. TURNER

District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Prohibits institution of higher education from giving preferential consideration for admission to legacy student.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning admissions to institutions of higher education and supplementing Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes. 

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  As used in this section, “legacy status” means the familial relationship of an individual applying for admission to an institution of higher education, or a program of the institution, to an alumnus of the institution. 

     b.  An institution of higher education shall not provide any manner of preferential consideration to an applicant for admission to the institution or an academic program of the institution, on the basis of the student’s legacy status or familial relationship to any donor to the institution. 

 

     2.  This act shall take effect immediately. 

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill prohibits an institution of higher education from providing any manner of preferential consideration to an applicant for admission to the institution or an academic program of the institution, on the basis of the student’s legacy status or familial relationship to any donor to the institution.  As defined in the bill, “legacy status” means the familial relationship of an individual applying for admission to an institution of higher education, or a program of the institution, to an alumnus of the institution.