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Morehouse College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
830 Westview Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Phone
(404) 215-2618
Email address
admissions@morehouse.edu
School Information
"There is a world of universities and professions to choose from. Today, Black men have access to them all. But since 1867, many of the best and brightest choose Morehouse. Our 66-acre campus southwest of downtown Atlanta is home to more than 2,200 students preparing to make their mark on the world" (Source: https://www.morehouse.edu/about/facts-and-figures/). Morehouse was founded in 1867 and is a historically black college for men. The school has an enrollment of over 2,200 students. The college's student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
General Information
Morehouse states that engaging in the concept of race is a general education requirement. In addition, Morehouse recently partnered with Points of Light for a racism initiative in 2020. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Morehouse states that students "engage issues of identity" with respect to race within the general education curriculum. This is done through the requirements of the Crown Forum and the First Year Experience.
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • In February 2023, over 40 of Morehouse College professors and faculty members signed an open letter against the construction of a $90 million police training facility in Atlanta that has been called “Cop City” and sparked protests and controversy from Morehouse students as well as other HBCUs.
  • In June 2023, Morehouse College President issued a letter of disappointment over the Supreme Court’s rejection of Affirmative Action since this has been essential in the fight against systemic inequalities and is a key part of the nation’s commitment to diversity and racial justice.
Program and Research Funding
  • Morehouse College’s Black Men’s Research Institute (BMRI) serves to study the social and cultural issues affecting Black men while providing opportunities for excellence and scholarship towards racial and social justice. It is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Resources
  • The National Training Institute on Race and Equity at Morehouse College is a “social-impact and educational entity” that serves to minimize the impact of implicit bias and create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus.
  • The National Training Institute on Race and Equity (NTIRE) at Morehouse College offers a number of trainings on Implicit Bias Awareness and Mitigation, History of Race and Racism with a focus on how to be an anti-racist, and Allyship and Racial Equity. A portion of the revenue from NTIRE “is donated to Morehouse College to support the education of young males of color.”
  • Morehouse College president, David A Thomas and Executive Director of the Morehouse College Center of Excellence in Education, Nina Gilbert, discussed the importance of diversity education in schools with their faculty blog, “Diversity Does Not Divide Us. Ignorance Does.”
  • The Morehouse 2021-2026 Strategic Plan focuses on the future of delivering Morehouse’s male graduates with a focus on racial equity, global leadership, and social justice.
Symbolic Actions
  • On August 10, 2021, Morehouse released a Faculty Blog Post op-ed encouraging people to learn more about Critical Race Theory.
  • On October 30, 2020, Morehouse announced that Points of Light is partnering with the college to launch an initiative to combat "systemic racism" titled "Listen. Learn. Act to End Racism."
  • In April 2021, Morehouse College withdrew from a debate competition due to “issues of anti-Blackness.”
Last updated November 5th, 2023
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