The Majestic Gents (“MGs”) were founded on April 4, 1979, it’s mission – ‘to portray the positive image of black men, exhibiting academic excellence, personal integrity and a touch of class’. Over its 30+ year history, the MGs have been a positive and energizing presence both on campus and throughout the Rock Island and Quad Cities communities. MGs have been active in student government and student affairs, have proven themselves both in the classroom and on athletic fields, and volunteered time and talents to many worthwhile causes. Today, the MGs boast hundreds of members, men and women from various ethnicities and from many different countries.
In 2008, at the start of one of the largest economic recessions in the nation’s history, some of the same men that founded the Majestic Gents, along with other MGs, began discussions that would lead to the establishment of the MG Educational Foundation (“MGEF”). The MGEF raises money and grants scholarships to deserving Majestic Gents currently enrolled at Augustana College. The first MGEF scholarship was granted in the spring of 2011.