Alcorn is the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States and the second-oldest state-supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. Alcorn University was founded in 1871 as a result of the people of Mississippi’s efforts to educate the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans. It was named in honor of the sitting governor of Mississippi, James L. Alcorn
The J.D. Boyd Library is your window into the world’s knowledge base. Within the physical library on campus, you’ll find books, journals, magazines, microform, audiovisual materials, newspapers, and more. Use computer terminals to access the Internet, meet with classmates in a group study area, or attend a presentation in the Medgar W. Evers Auditorium.
The Department of Health & Disability Services is now located in Rowan Hall next door to the E. E. Simmons Gymnasium. It serves as the primary health care facility on the Main campus offering professional services for all Alcorn State University students, faculty and staff. For verification purposes, ALL individuals requesting services must present an Alcorn Gold Card at the front desk.
Student Dietetics Club, Family and Consumer Sciences Club, Child Development Club.
Alcorn State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.