As an academic institution, grounded in excellence and anchored in tradition, Morris Brown College prepares and promotes students destined for a lifetime of learning and achievement in a global society.
The Mission and Statement Objectives
Morris Brown College was founded on Christian principles in 1881 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church and is chartered by the State of Georgia as a private, coeducational, liberal arts college engaged in teaching, research, and public service in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences and professional programs.
The mission of Morris Brown College is to provide educational opportunities in a positive and nurturing environment that will enable its students to become fully functional persons in our global society. The College prepares graduates to live meaningful and rewarding lives, thereby enabling them to make socially constructive and culturally relevant contributions to society.
The College accepts the obligation to place events and points of view in the context of humanity’s long intellectual history and to expose both to the light of humanity’s best thinking. To that end, the College must maintain the distance that will permit engagement with contemporary events only to the extent that such a focus does not interfere with the ability to study with objectivity and to reflect upon such events dispassionately.
Morris Brown College, in its commitment to academic excellence, provides experiences that foster and enhance intellectual, personal, and interpersonal development for students who have demonstrated the potential to compete in a challenging undergraduate liberal arts program of study.
Because the most universal criterion by which Morris Brown College and any other institution may be measured is the achievement of its alumni, the College seeks to provide its students with:
1. An environment that will foster the development of a wholesome attitude toward, and a full appreciation for, the cultural heritage of the human race as epitomized in the major intellectual and/or cultural disciplines;
2. Knowledge that represents a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of the intellectual and cultural disciplines embodied in the Liberal Arts tradition of the General Education Program;
3. Experiences that will promote an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the societal structures and processes which persistently provoke the climate and substance of social change;
4. An understanding of, and respect for, the ethical, moral and spiritual values of the Christian Faith;
5. A set of skills that will equip them to negotiate effectively the cultural, economic, global, political, and social environments;
6. Preparation in the scholarly tradition that will support graduate and professional studies;
7. Training that prepares them for active participation as intellectually competent, proficient individuals in a scientific and technologically advanced society;
8. Opportunities to contribute to research, artistic and other intellectual endeavors; and
9. Opportunities for public service and experiential training to enrich the lives of citizens in local, state, national and international communities.