Alcorn State University is a public, historically black, land-grant university in Lorman, Mississippi. It was founded in 1871 and was the first black land grant college established in the United States. Founded in 1871, Alcorn was the nation's first state-supported institution for the higher education of African Americans. We treasure our legacy, our commitment to excellence, our development of leaders and our service to others. These attributes imbue us with great pride in Alcorn State University. We respect the assets and resources of our university and use them prudently. We provide our students, faculty and staff with the necessary infrastructure and technology to succeed while maintaining a safe, secure and nurturing environment.