Why Morehouse

Leaders, we believe, are made, not born. Since 1867, Morehouse College has been producing world-class leaders – men who are intellectually, socially and morally equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of their communities and professions.

Morehouse President Robert M. Franklin ’75 says the Morehouse formula for developing leaders is based on the firm belief that leaders must possess a “social conscience that is the living voice of social justice, informing us of what is right and good and true for society, not simply individuals."

The Leadership Center provides opportunities for students to learn to be caring, committed, ethical leaders in the 21st century. It provides them opportunities to practice and test their skills and character by serving others.

This leadership development process is the essence of our mission as an institution of higher education and a cornerstone of our vision to be one of the finest, undergraduate liberal arts colleges in the nation.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead, and no man yet to be born can do it any better."

Benjamin Elijah Mays

"A Dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope."

Howard Thurman

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It is not what you keep, but what you give that makes you happy."

Benjamin Elijah Mays

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Howard Thurman

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"As we face the unpredictable future, have faith that man and God will assist us all the way."

Benjamin Elijah Mays

"At the core of life is a hard purposefulness, a determination to live."

Howard Thurman

"Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for the least of these."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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