Emory University is a private research university in the Druid Hills neighborhood of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The university was founded as Emory College in 1836 in Oxford, Georgia by the Methodist Episcopal Church and was named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory.In 1915, the college relocated to its present location in Druid Hills and was rechartered as Emory University.
The university is the second-oldest private institution of higher education in Georgia and among the fifty oldest private universities in the United States.
Emory Campus Life, a community recognized internationally for advancing education into action and delivering world-class programs and services, promotes a healthy and sustainable environment where students live what they learn and learn what they live for self and society. Emory Campus Life catalyzes a distinctive, caring, inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, polycultural, and socially just community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, and visitors that imagine and lead positive transformation in the world.