Unfortunately, the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights Studies (MAPHR) is unable to accept a new cohort of Human Rights Scholars from the Class of 2026 this fall. We understand that not taking a new class this year will be disappointing to many sophomores who anticipated being able to apply to the Program. We are disappointed, too, and are sorry that several issues have made it impossible for us, at least for now, to continue the Program on its usual schedule.

We hope to resume admissions for the Program next academic year. If we are able to restart the Program, we will try to do it in a way that allows us to include members of the Class of 2026. Over the spring semester, we will continue exploring options for sustaining the program. Information will be posted here as soon as it is available. If you have any questions, please reach out to Shannon Sommers (