Vision / Mission

Vision of Morris College

Vision of Morris College

Morris College seeks to equip its students for careers and professions by:

  • Providing both the theoretical and practical experiences necessary to function effectively in the larger society.
  • Challenging students to strive for academic proficiency.
  • Promoting positive mental, physical, social and spiritual health.
  • Encouraging students to devote a part of their lives to the service of others.


Mission of Morris College

Morris College was founded in 1908 by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina to provide educational opportunities for Negro students in response to the historical denial of access to the existing educational system. Today, under the continued ownership of its founding body, the College opens its doors to a culturally and geographically diverse student body, typically from the Southeast and Northeast regions. Morris College is an accredited, four-year, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and career-focused institution awarding baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences and in career-based professional fields.

The College serves the needs of its students, alumni and community.

It serves its students by

Mission of Morris College

  • Providing sound liberal arts and career-based programs with a particular emphasis on teacher education.
  • Providing an intensive program for mastering basic social, thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematical, technological, and leadership skills.
  • Providing services and programs to assist in their academic, social, professional, and personal development.
  • Promoting an ethical and religious environment which complements the student's total development.

It serves its alumni by

  • Promoting a relationship that is mutually beneficial to the alumni and the institution.

It serves its community by

  • Providing continuing education and services to clergy and laity.
  • Promoting the growth and development of the larger community through public service programs.
  • Providing research services and facilities in the solution of academic and community problems.

Morris College is primarily a student-centered institution which seeks to fulfill this mission by

  • Evaluating the academic performance of students to ensure competence in communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and the use of information technology.
  • Emphasizing a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences.
  • Emphasizing specific professional and technical skills necessary to meet societal demands.
  • Emphasizing total development of the student for responsible citizenship in a global society.

This student-centered commitment embraces the College's motto, "Enter to Learn; Depart to Serve."