Medgar Evers College is a public college of the City University of New York (CUNY) located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Community plays an important role in the life and history of the college. The college was established in 1970 as a result of the collaborative efforts of the community, elected officials, and CUNY leaders with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of its Central Brooklyn community. The college is named after civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

Medgar Evers College enrolls 7,000+ undergraduate students in 24 baccalaureate programs and nine associate degree programs in its five schools: School of Business, School of Education, School of Science and Allied Health, School of Liberal Arts, and School of Professional and Community Development.

Through the School of Professional and Community Development, the college offers several off-campus  external programs and associated centers that enrich the student experience. They focus on advocacy as well as research, and are responsible for major contributions to groundbreaking initiatives and policy changes.

  • Caribbean Research Center: Through its research efforts, the Caribbean Research Center provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the New York social environment, the diverse social, cultural, and economic characteristics of the Caribbean-American community.
  • Center for Black Literature: Institutions representing and supporting the literature created by Black writers are disappearing in this country. In what some deem as a post-racial society, the question of the need for a Center for Black Literature arises.
  • DuBois Bunche Center: The Dubois Bunche Center for Public Policy (DBC) is an academy of scholar activistd and advocates dedicated to forging solutions to the challenges confronting people of color living within urban communities.
  • Center for Law & Social Justice: The mission of the Center for Law and Social Justice is to provide quality legal advocacy, training, and research on racial justice issues affecting people of African descent, and persons who are under-served.
  • Male Development Empowerment Center: Creating an on-going learning community of male students organized around academic support, social interaction, civic engagement, and personal development for the purpose of assisting students to persist to graduation.
  • Center for Women’s Development: The mission of the Center for Women’s Development is to promote the self-actualization of women in pursuit of higher education by providing the direct services and programs of specialized support they need.
  • Learning Center: The mission of the Learning Center is to assist our students to become independent learners, so they can ultimately use their skills to decipher, appreciate and manipulate related and advanced levels of various subject areas.
  • Writing Center: The goal of the Writing Center is to mold students into writers who are able to articulate original ideas both inside and outside of the classroom. Our tutors serve as writing coaches and are trained to help students improve their writing skills.

Medgar Evers College graduates leave with a new understanding of themselves and a commitment to social justice which reflects the legacy of civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers.

Join us in welcoming Medgar Evers College to the CUMU membership.