Bryan College Student Life Program

The purpose of MOSAIC is to support and enhance the academic mission of the college by educating the Bryan community to become more culturally competent and related to the myriad of people, tribes, and nations that compose the kingdom of God.


Scripture tells us that with his blood, Christ has purchased for God people “from every tribe and language and people and nation.” We are also told that the body of Christ is made up of many different parts, but they all form one body. It paints a beautiful picture composed of people of different backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, gifts, talents, and languages coming together to form the kingdom of God. 

A mosaic is like that. We take beautiful pieces of stone or glass that separately may not look like much. But put them all together and they form a beautiful picture.

Then Peter began to speak: I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts people from every nation who fear Him and do what is right.

— Acts 10:34-35

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Man Looking for a Book in the Library

We invite you to connect with your Bryan Community. Contact Bruce Morgan, Dean of Student Support and Care at 423.775.7233, e-mail or come by his office in Student Life.

Engagement & Learning

MOSAIC seeks to minister to students with backgrounds and situations that may not be the same as the majority of students at Bryan College.

MOSAIC seeks to minister to students with backgrounds and situations that may not be the same as the majority of students at Bryan College. This includes ethnic minority students, commuters, international students, people who are first-generation college students, and those who have transferred to Bryan from other institutions. We want to help form a beautiful MOSAIC community at Bryan.

MOSAIC will minister to particular student groups by promoting activities that will be attractive to those particular groups; meeting with individuals to help with academic, social, or spiritual growth as needed, forming clubs and councils for MOSAIC students; and listening.

MOSAIC is leading the way in engaging under-supported students at Bryan. Some of the events carried out by MOSAIC include:

  • taking students to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama
  • sponsoring trivia nights for Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage month
  • hosting cookouts for international students and ethnic minority students
  • celebrating international students with special meals in the dining hall
  • celebrating international students by hanging up the national flag of the home country of each of our international students
  • sponsoring a Hispanic movie night
  • serving donuts and coffee to commuters throughout the school year
  • hosting a commuter game day
  • providing several meal tickets to commuters on Steak Night in the dining hall
  • leading a forum of ethnic relations for Christian Formation Credit
  • leading a book study on “Urban Apologetics: Restoring Black Dignity with the Gospel” for Christian Formation Credit
  • holding a Spanish-language Bible study for Christian Formation Credit

If you would like to know more about MOSAIC or have ideas for activities or want to get involved, contact Bruce Morgan, Dean of Student Support and Care.  Call at 423.775.7233, e-mail or come by his office in Student Life.

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The gospel has a narrow content but it has a broad scope. Race is a gospel issue. The unity of the church is a gospel issue. We cannot dismiss it by calling on the content of the gospel that gets us to heaven, while we skip over the scope of the gospel which ought to shape how we relate to one another on earth.

— Dr. Tony Evans

Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship