A community for Black men on campus
Huntley House strives to support the academic, social, and personal endeavors of Black and African American men 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 will be nurtured and enriched as well as help in making friends, and finding their niche on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to live and study together and participate in curricular activities together. This LLC provides opportunities for students to explore their own identity as well as provide opportunities to those students who want to reach beyond their own cultural background and learn about the experiences of others.
Huntley House is named in honor of Dr. Horace Huntley, a member of the first African American and African Studies (AA&AS) graduating class in 1970, who went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and become a Professor of History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Huntley was one of the leaders in the Morrill Hall Takeover in the spring of 1969, when a small group of African American students occupied the University of Minnesota's administration building.
This community is open to first-year 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