About Medgar Evers College
The College is proud of the strong academic programs offered through its four Schools. We provide a solid foundation of general education to prepare our students to achieve personal and academic goals, through an approach that is fundamentally qualitative and transformative with a student-centered curriculum. We believe that education has the power to positively transform the lives of individuals and is the right of all individuals in the pursuit of self-actualization. Consequently, the College's mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs.
Message from the President
Dr. Rudy Crew
Medgar Evers College has the palpable energy and excitement of a school on the rise. Our Central Brooklyn campus, just steps away from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Museum, is in the midst of the borough’s cultural and economic renaissance. Our commitment to students, families and the communities we serve, helps to drive the change that you currently witness.
At MEC, we lean into your genius, whether you never imagined yourself at college or are applying to our new Honors Program. In these times of economic and social uncertainty, our rigorous curriculum, new degree programs and ever expanding, award-winning faculty produce global citizens who are equipped for high quality jobs.
Our students leave Medgar Evers College with a new understanding of themselves and a commitment to social justice which reflects the legacy of civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers. Our diverse student body is presented with opportunities and new worlds through our Center for Black Literature, the Caribbean Research Center, the Center for Law and Social Justice and The DuBois Bunche Center for Social Policy.
That connection to community starts early here with our school to career Pipeline Program for students in grades K-12. Here, we know that potential has nothing to do with your zip code or your country of origin. Potential is realized through personal rigor and shared joy.
The Medgar Evers College Pipeline is an intentionally designed system by which students from Central Brooklyn are guided through a strong K-12 experience, transitioned into college then provided high-quality opportunities to on-board into the professional world.
The MEC Pipeline rests upon the theory that supporting schools through the Pipeline’s Whole Child, Whole Community model will increase the capacity of not just the students, but also families and the community as a whole.
In keeping with the philosophy of The City University of New York and Medgar Evers College, we believe that education is the right of all individuals in the pursuit of self actualization. Consequently, the College's mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education.
The College offers programs both at the Baccalaureate and at the Associate degree levels, giving close attention to the articulation between the two year and the four year programs. The College has a commitment to students who desire self improvement, a sound education, an opportunity to develop a personal value system, and an opportunity to gain maximum benefits from life experience and from their environment.
The former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, and Democratic Party presidential nominee spoke before 900 graduates, elected officials, and more than 7,000 thousand proud families and friends. She also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, in a presentation presided over by MEC President Rudolph F. Crew and CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken. Dozens of journalists filled the arena to capture the occasion.
Office of the President
Medgar Evers College is located in the heart of Central Brooklyn (Crown Heights), where diversity is our strength. We are footsteps away from the Botanical Gardens and Brooklyn Museum, as well as one subway stop from the Barclays Center and BAM. You can walk to many historical landmarks, such as the Brooklyn Public Library, and Grand Army Plaza.