Morris Brown College was founded on high moral and spiritual values. Our Campus Ministry is a service on the College campus that provides spiritual nourishment of mind, body, and soul and is a resource for providing guidance in matters of ethical and moral values. Therefore, the college seeks to combine academic excellence and spiritual development. MBC reflects an ecumenical approach to the development of services, programs, and ministries. The College imposes no denominational requirements on its students, staff, or faculty. Recognizing that students, faculty, staff, and administrators will be faced with many difficult decisions and challenges, Campus Ministry is designed to respond to the needs of the campus community, including (1) Bible study; (2) music ministry; (3) pastoral counseling;(4) Religious Emphasis Week; (5) prayer vigils, breakfast(s) and/or luncheon(s).
In partnership with sister institution Turner Theological Seminary at ITC, we host Worship Service Chapel on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Talk Back Thursdays Bible Study at 6pm in Talbot Hall Dormitory at Turner Theological Seminary.
Counseling & Career Services
Counseling Services: Services include, but are not limited to, the following:
Students are seen at least once per semester and/or via appointment when requested.
This service offers a broad range of insight and support from peers and professional counselors. Some groups deal with general concerns; others have a more specific focus, such as grief, conflict resolution, effective communication, the MBC brand, safety, surviving sexual trauma, and/or eliminating self-defeating behaviors.
These services are available for campus groups, faculty, staff, and administrators.
This service consists of programs/seminars such as, but not limited to, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, sexual assault prevention, anger management, building and maintaining healthy relationships, stress, healthy eating habits/eating disorders, healthy lifestyles, skin disorders and self-care methods.
This service consists of workshops, recruitment fairs, on-campus interviewing, cooperative education and internship programs, and community service learning opportunities. Students are assisted in obtaining full-time, part-time and summer employment, as well as co-op and internship opportunities. Cooperative education and internship placements are designed to provide practical, hands-on experiences for students. The Community Service Learning Program is designed to instill community service attitudes and practices into the lives of students while impacting positively the lives of the community.
Health and Wellness and Prevention Services
Morris Brown College has a formal relationship with St. Joseph Mercy Care also known as Mercy Care. Address–424 Decatur St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312–Phone: (678) 843-8600
The organization offers comprehensive services that meet the majority of MBC student primary physical, mental health, and wellness needs to also include the following:
Provide MBC students chronic, preventive and routine healthcare needs in the following categories:
- Chronic Care (chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, high cholesterol, obesity, and infectious diseases like HIV)
- Preventive and Routine Care (such as Annual physicals, Immunizations, Sick visits, Wound care, Labs, X-ray, Ultrasounds, Medications, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention)
- Health Screenings (such as Sexually transmitted diseases, Cervical, breast and colorectal cancer, Tuberculosis)
- Behavioral Health (Counseling and Medication and Substance Abuse Disorders)
- Dental Care (Emergency and routine care, x-rays, and preventative care)
- Vision Care (comprehensive eye exam)
Mercy Care Agrees to:
- Provide students access to care, chronic, preventive and routine healthcare needs.
- Provide financial counseling and qualify student’s ability to pay per Mercy Care’s Sliding Fee Discount policy. The current co-pay schedule ranges from $0 – $35.
- Provide MBC with any requested non-protected statistical information about services provided to its students and/or needed to ensure compliance with all internal and grant reporting requirements.
- Address any concerns regarding participants with MBC staff and/or their present, if any concerns arise.
Morris Brown College has partnered with Student Tele-Help. The Student Tele-Help 24/7 service is available to students free of charge. Student Tele-Help 24/7 provides virtual service 24 hours/7 days a week. Students can speak to state licensed psychologist, counselors, nurse practitioners, therapists, and psychiatrist.
Additional Services Counseling Services
Ms. Deborah Sims 404.783.1629
Tuesdays & Thursdays are appointment requests
Wednesday 1:00pm – 4:00pm Walk-ins are accepted
Morris Brown College does not have a cafeteria nor food services; however, some students utilize our partnership with Clark Atlanta University (CAU) for meal plans. CAU is walking distance from MBC.
Students from Morris Brown may visit the University PAW office located at the CAU Student Center, 3rd Floor, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30314 to purchase the MBC Meal Plan. The PAW Office takes all forms of credit card payments; cash is not accepted. In order to purchase the MBC Meal Plan, the Morris Brown student must present a current, valid Morris Brown student I.D. and photo I.D. Morris Brown students will receive a card with the Morris Brown logo with the selected plan loaded onto the card (“MBC Meal Card”). Students must present the MBC Meal Card to the University dining facilities listed herein in order to utilize the MBC Meal Plan. The MBC Meal Plan and MBC Meal Card must be used by the card purchaser and is not transferable to another student. Lost card charge is $25 payable to the University PAW office.
Moreover, MBC has a partnership with Georgia State University where students have access to three GSU cafeterias. MBC students receive a 20% discount on meals. Please click this link for more details.
Off-Campus Housing Options: Morris Brown College does not offer on-campus housing nor food services for the current academic year. Below are available housing options located on the campus of Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC).
1. The Turner Theological Seminary College located next to MBC may provide dormitory rooms for MBC students. MBC students should contact Turner Theological Seminary College directly to make payment arrangements.
Student Activities & Calendar
Office of Student Activities: The Division of Student Activities is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all cultural, social, personal development, and extra-curricular activities of the college. Such activities include, but are not limited to, intramural/recreational activities, concerts, speakers, recitals, exhibits, lectures, tournaments, and programs of a religious nature. These activities are sponsored and established to ensure well-rounded educational experiences, augment classroom instruction, and provide opportunity for personal development and self-realization. The office also registers and monitors the activities of all campus organizations.
Admission and Participation: Admission to all campus activities is by current Morris Brown College identification card and/or an admission fee. NO Identification Card, NO Admittance.
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and gain membership in campus organizations in order to develop special talents and skills, as well as increase their potential for leadership and social development. The college urges students to choose membership in campus organizations carefully. Students on academic or disciplinary probation are ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities or maintain membership in campus organizations.
1. Extramural Organizations – Affiliation with an extramural organization shall not disqualify a student organization from college recognition. At the same time, all actions of a student organization shall be determined by vote of only those persons given voting privileges in that organization and who also hold bona fide membership in the college community. These college organizations may not represent themselves as expressing official policy or practice of the college.
2. Faculty Advisors – The College requires student organizations to make every effort to secure a faculty advisor. Each organization shall be free to choose its own faculty advisor. Institutional recognition will not be withheld or withdrawn solely because of the inability of a student organization, after conscientious effort has been made to secure an advisor. Members of the faculty perform an important educational role and serve the college community when they accept the responsibility to advise and consult with student organizations. They shall guide organizations in the exercise of responsibility.
Campus Emergency Response Plan
Morris Brown College has a Campus Emergency Response Plan in place to prevent and deal with crises and emergencies that happen on the campus. Emergency Procedures- Click here
Student Code of Conduct
Statement of Principles:
The inherent regulations provide for the administration and adjudication of allegations concerning student misconduct and are intended to resolve student conduct matters in as informal an administrative setting as possible consistent with due process standards. The most important of these is the student’s responsibility to perform academically to the full extent of his/her ability. In so doing, it is assumed that each student will observe the basic principal of academic honesty. Any act of cheating or misrepresenting one’sown or someone else’s academic work will be considered a very serious offense.
Beyond our expectations of academic honesty—and of equal importance—is the assumption that the Morris Brown College student will accept his/her civil and civic responsibilities. What are these responsibilities? Simply put, they are the courtesies, considerations, and gestures of respect towards other members of the campus community that allow us all to express our personal freedoms without trampling on those of others.
Campus disciplinary regulations govern students as members of the college community and are separate and distinct from criminal or civil processes that may arise from identical circumstances that apply to students as citizens at large. Accordingly, student conduct proceedings may not be deferred solely on the grounds that criminal or other judicial proceedings are pending; nor will they be subject to challenge on the ground that criminal or civil charges involving the same incident have been dismissed or the outcome determined in favor of the student.
Students enrolled at Morris Brown College are expected to adhere to an Honor Code requiring that they will
- Not ask for, give, or receive information or other form of help in any examination or test administered by a teacher or other representative of the College;
- Not present or otherwise submit any oral or written work represented as their work; if it is not entirely theirs, it must be properly cited and referenced;
- Maintain responsible behavior during examinations and conform to the conditions established by the faculty member or college staff in charge of the examination;
- Refrain from plagiarism and/or cheating, and to refrain from inadvertently creating the appearance of plagiarism or contributing to plagiarism on the part of others.
Note: Students charged with violating the Morris Brown College Honor Code will be referred to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Chief Judicial Officer to conduct fact-finding and judicial review. Students found guilty of breaking the Honor Code may be assessed penalties including, but not limited to, receiving an “F” grade in the course in question or suspension from the college.
Respect is an attitude and behavior that should be afforded to all members of the college community through proper acknowledgment of their personal and professional positions. Students are asked to observe academic courtesy with regard to all titles (President, Vice President, Dr., Dean, Rev., Professor, Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms.). Students should not use first names when speaking to and about faculty or staff members. Students are expected to exercise proper decorum in the classroom.
Respect at Convocations, Church Services and Other Such Assemblages:
Students are asked to show proper respect to speakers and fellow students during church services, convocations, Founder’s Day and commencement. This includes refraining from the following: talking, texting, studying, reading, sleeping, wearing headphones, arriving late, leaving early or participating in any disruptive behavior. All students must stand when directed from the platform. To demonstrate proper respect, gentlemen are required to remove headwear during all church services, convocations, Founder’s Day and commencement exercises.
Modesty and cleanliness are important values that reflect the personal dignity and integrity desired at Morris Brown College. Members of the MBC community commit themselves to observe the following standards:
- The dress and grooming of men and women should always be modest, neat, clean and consistent with the standards of Morris Brown College;
- Student dress for campus and public events should reflect dignity and maturity;
- Athletic clothing, including athletic shorts, sweats, caps and hats, or unkempt clothing is not acceptable in classrooms or at forums, convocations, programs or other public meetings;
- Doo-rags, baseball caps, and bandanas are forbidden in the academic setting (classroom). Gentlemen must remove all headwear in classrooms and academic buildings.
Student Government Association
The Office for Student Activities advises the Student Government Association (SGA) and supports student involvement in all SGA committees and activities. The SGA provides a wealth of cultural, social, and recreational events and educational programs that augment the academic curricula.
The Executive Board of SGA manages and directs the expenditures of all SGA monies and also represents the student body.
Your involvement in student government can make a difference to you and our campus. Beside selected officers, the Student Government Association needs interested students to participate on academic committees and to help with special events like homecoming and other extracurricular activities and events. For students who want to become involved, SGA provides experiences in two categories: governance, including campus and statewide student advocacy and administration, i.e., finance, budget, public relations, research, development, special projects, election committee, polls and surveys.
To be nominated as an officer of the SGA or a College queen or king, a student must be currently enrolled and in good standing, not be on disciplinary probation, and not have a judicial record from the previous semester. Specific additional requirements to serve in student government or represent the institution as a queen or king, including rules and procedures, can be secured from the Offices of Student Activities. The required grade point average for the SGA president is 2.7 or above and for a College queen or king is 2.8 or above.
The SGA oversees student senators and also nominates representatives to the administrative committees. Additionally, the president of the SGA is a sitting member of the Morris Brown College Board of Trustees. For further information, please call the SGA President at (404) 458-6085, Ext. 2011.