The Methodist University Journey is about embracing experiences outside of the classroom, fulfilling the university’s mission to engage, enrich, and empower its students and community. The four components of the MU Journey are Leadership Development, Community Engagement, Global Education, and Undergraduate Research and Creativity.
The Honors Program is a Great Books reading program for students with high academic credentials. The program includes a 5-semester reading series, special topics classes, and the Honors Project. The reading courses meet once a week in a small seminar format to discuss one of the texts from the semester's list.
The Methodist University Forensics and Debate team invites students from all majors to participate. The team is a member of the Collegiate Forensics Association and actively competes in parliamentary debate and individual event forensics at tournaments across the country. By participating in MU debate and forensics, students can develop their public speaking abilities while learning research skills, critical thinking and thoughtful expression.
The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship is to prepare Methodist University students campus-wide to excel in entrepreneurial endeavors, including:
- adopting an entrepreneurial mindset in any job, industry, or organization
- starting new businesses
- becoming successors to existing businesses
- being “intrapreneurs” in existing businesses
Additionally, we wish to positively impact our business and military community through collaborating, conducting an annual business symposium for leaders in the community, and facilitating internships and job placement of our students. Ultimately, we are preparing our students to build sustainable, innovative, and purposeful businesses. The CFE now offers a bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship.
The Center for Excellence in Justice Administration (CEJA) develops and provides non-credit development experiences for justice professionals in North Carolina and contiguous states.
The mission of the Institute for Sport Science & Wellness is to promote growth on the campus of Methodist University in the areas of sport science and wellness by fostering research, creating facilities, and initiating programs to improve both performance and wellness now and in the future.
Several lecture series occur on an annual basis at MU. Some, such as the B. F. Stone Lyceum, highlight the research of one of MU's own faculty, while others, such as the Presidential Lecture Series and the Bullard-Templeton Lecture in Science and Religion, bring nationally and internationally recognized experts to campus.
Monarch Review is Methodist University's journal of undergraduate research and creativity. This student-run journal features work from all academic and artistic disciplines, ranging from literary analysis to life sciences and from photography to musical performances (but excluding creative writing). Undergraduates may submit outstanding work to be considered for the annual publication.
Created in 1982, the Methodist University Southern Writers Symposium is designed to encourage scholarship on southern literature and culture, as well as to celebrate the writings of contemporary southern authors.
The Veterans Writing Collective serves all veterans, active-duty military, and military family members, and offers a workshop environment during which members can read their creative work and receive honest, constructive feedback to support their writing. Meetings are always free.
Longleaf Press is the literary press at Methodist University. We are a non-profit press and primarily depend upon grants, book sales, and our annual contests to support our publishing efforts. Each year, Longleaf Press sponsors a poetry chapbook contest open to writers from the southeastern United States who have not yet published a full-length poetry collection. In 2016, Longleaf published its first novel.
Continuing Education at Methodist University focuses on the licensed professionals who must update their training and skills and renew their licensure in their professions.