Mellon-Global Citizenship Program

Institutional Profiles

Institutional Profiles

The M-GCP involves the thirty-six select colleges and universities that participated in the Mellon Fellow Community Initiative – twenty-one members of the Appalachian College Association (ACA) and fifteen Historically Black College’s and Universities (HBCUs). Selection for participation in the MFCI was through an open proposal process for all ACA members and by invitation for HBCUs.

The ACA and HBCU institutions share many common attributes based on their long histories serving unique and diverse student bodies and the broader communities around them.  Their distinct communities and geographical distances, however, have not encouraged collaboration among them.  The MFCI not only encouraged, but actively supported, partnerships between institutions and validated the multiple benefits that resulted from these cooperative efforts.


  • Alderson-Broaddus College, Phillippi, West Virginia
  • Bennett College for Women, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
  • Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Bluefield College, Bluefield, Virginia
  • Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina
  • Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN
  • Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia
  • Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia
  • Ferrum College, Ferrum, Virginia
  • Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, Florida
  • Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia
  • Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • King College, Bristol Tennessee
  • Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina
  • Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky
  • Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, North Carolina
  • Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia
  • North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Saint Augustine’s College, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tusculum College, Tusculum, Tennessee
  • University of Charleston, Charleston, West Virginia
  • University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
  • University of Pikeville, Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia
  • Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana