Ida B. Wells Living Learning Community

Director: Rev. Andrea Cornett-Scott, Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence 

Named in honor of a 19th-century civil rights activist and suffragist, this community is designed to aid African American students in their transition to college life. Participants learn to identify their skills, values, and experiences, and understand how their unique presence adds value to the MBU experience. 

These new students will make a commitment to diversity programming by serving as student ambassadors for the Office of Inclusive Excellence. As a member of this community, students will also take a general education course taught by their advisor and engage in co-curricular programming focused on civic engagement, leadership development and African American culture. Ida B. Wells extended support system includes Ubuntu Student Mentors and Sista Friends alumni mentors, using a team approach to helping each young woman become her best self. 

  • REL 232 African American Religion 
  • PHIL 140 Community and Service Learning 
  • MBU 101 

Note: Additional application and interview are required.