A community for Black women on campus
Charlotte’s Home strives to support the academic, social, and personal endeavors of Black women through community building, leadership, identity exploration, and personal growth to ensure their success during their time here at the University of Minnesota and thereafter.
The goal is to provide a supportive community where the academic experiences of students are nurtured and enriched, as well as help in making friends and finding their niche on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to live, study, and participate in curricular activities together. This LLC provides opportunities for students to explore their own identity as well as opportunities for students who want to reach beyond their own cultural background and learn about the experiences of others.
This house is named after Charlotte Crump Poole. Charlotte was a student activist at the University of Minnesota in the 1930s who fought against housing discrimination on campus. She was "reprimanded by the dean of women for calling attention to racism." She later went on to found the Negro Student Council and the Jack and Jill of America Foundation which serves African American children and families. MCAE is proud to offer this LLC in her name and honor her legacy.
This community is open to first-year and returning residents.
- Individualized academic coaching and holistic support from MCAE staff
- Academic grade checks at semester midpoint and end of semester (fall and spring)
- Wellbeing programming including MCAE group fitness classes and stress management
- Ongoing social and community-based events
- Regular study nights with MCAE peer tutors
- MCAE LLC alumni engagement
- Intentional connections with various on-campus resources