Morgan MILE Core Values
The Morgan Male Initiative on Leadership & Excellence (MILE) is an Office of Residence Life and Housing program that seeks to enhance the quality of student life and engagement for male students at Morgan State University. The "MILE" provides students with a wealth of academic support services and social engagement opportunities to create a healthy and holistic campus experience.
We believe that a student's academic performance is affected not only by their self-determination, but also by several external factors (e.g. adjustment and transition to university life, socioeconomic status, academic preparedness, self-esteem, familial involvement, etc.). Our research shows that black males oftentimes experience greater difficulty in making the transition from high school to college as well as matriculating towards graduation as compared to their female counterparts. The Morgan MILE seeks to ameliorate these difficulties through offering programs and opportunities that educate, inspire, and connect students with individuals who are motivated towards high personal and academic success. From these experiences, we hope to increase the academic success and graduation rates of Morgan's male population, improve students' perceptions of their self-efficacy and potential, and provide them with appropriate leadership development skills that will assist them in their future career pursuits.
The core value of the Morgan MILE is to encourage high academic achievement, leadership, and character development. We envision leadership as a level of maturity where a student assumes responsibility for his academic success and personal conduct and motivates their peers through their actions.
- We value student voices and we encourage critical thinking and dialogue.
- We foster an atmosphere of brotherhood and camaraderie.
- We value diverse ideas, thoughts, and experiences that broaden the perception of ourselves and our world.
- We believe that our personal academic success is connected to the success of our communities and world.
"Learn Together, Lead Together, Graduate Together"