From motivated, inspired students hurrying to class or taking a moment to relax on the "Yard"; to jazz, spoken word, and energetic debate wafting on Brown Street; to the prodigious words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. '48 etched on the base of a statue of this nation's greatest civic transformer; life on the Morehouse College campus is full of sight, sound, and wonder.
An enriched environment—where there is an equal emphasis on ideas about intellectualism, social responsibility, and manhood, as well as on the tools for advancing academic excellence—is necessary for a Morehouse brand of world-class education. Lectures, seminars, and conferences, along with a plethora of student organizations, social events, and athletic activities, mean that life on campus is always exciting and engaging. As a residential college, where all ideas are fodder for transformative dialogue—both within the classroom and the residential house—Morehouse is fertile ground, where potential and possibility inevitably morph into purpose, scholarship, and leadership.
As dynamic as the campus is on its own, Morehouse is a part of two other vibrant and diverse communities. The first is the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of black colleges and universities in the world. Besides Morehouse, other member institutions include Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Interdenominational Theological Center, and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Students regularly intermingle in cross-registered classes, seminars, and social events, further expanding their exploration of knowledge and life itself. Students of the AUC find themselves within a vibrant community of learners, artists, and change-agents from around the world.
Secondly, the campus is located in the historical West End community and is only minutes from downtown Atlanta, a mecca of black professionalism that features major entertainment and sports venues.
http://atlantawestend.com/ describes Atlanta’s West End as a vibrant community known for the diversity of its residents, who represent many different economic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The spirit of neighborhood is reflected in a strong sense of community and enthusiastic resident involvement. Named 2015 Curbed Cup Champion and the hottest neighborhood in Atlanta of 2016 by Redfin, the burgeoning yet historic community of West End is quickly becoming one of Atlanta’s most talked about and sought after neighborhoods for young professionals and families. Whether you are seeking a pedestrian- and bike-friendly community along the Atlanta BeltLine, or you’re looking for a neighborhood convenient to major thoroughfares, West End has it all. (http://atlantawestend.com/)