Since its founding more than a century ago, Morehouse College has strived for academic excellence and equity. It acted on that mission this fall when classes at the historically Black college for men moved from the Atlanta campus to online classes.

The school’s administration and IT professionals were committed to ensuring each student received the same quality education from home as they would in-person, and to achieve this, students needed the right technologies. But not every student had equal access to the devices they would need to be successful—especially as many families struggled with the financial impacts of COVID-19.

Discover how Morehouse College is working to close the digital divide through technology.

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Morehouse found a way to solve for that by partnering with Microsoft to provide more than 500 incoming students with access to Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 devices, Teams, and Office 365. These easy-to-use, portable devices and applications allowed students to excel in their schoolwork and connect with one another during remote learning. By providing seamless technology solutions for every student, Morehouse is upholding its commitment to academic excellence, entrepreneurship, and economic equality, along with its ongoing tradition of educating Black leaders since 1867.

Watch the video above and read the full story to learn more about how Morehouse is working to close the digital divide. And to learn more about how technology can promote equity and excellence in your school, explore the Microsoft Educator Center.