Huntley House

A community for Black men on campus


Huntley House for Black and African American Men LLC - icon of a gold shield with two "H" letters, an open book, and a clenched fist.

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



Dr. Fernando Rodriguez
Director of the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

Email: [email protected]

Daniel Morales Morales
Sr. Coordinator for In-Class Experience and Signature Events for Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

Email: [email protected]

Additional Information

Programming is sponsored and organized in connection with the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) and the Community Advisors (CAs) on the floor who are excited about enhancing your living experience.

Community Size

MCAE Living Learning Community has a limit of 100 students.


Students are given the option to room with members of their individual community or with a member of another community. For example, you are welcome to participate in the Huntley House for Black and African American men and request to live with someone from CASA SOL.

Second-Year Internships

Students who participate in one of the MCAE Living Learning Communities will be eligible to apply for one of MCAE’s second-year internship opportunities. The application process to become an intern begins in the spring semester. Your level of participation in the MCAE LLCs may serve as part of the criteria for being selected as an intern.

MCAE Living Learning Community Requirements

Students who select one of the MCAE LLC communities on their housing application will receive a follow-up email with application details.

Interested students should consider the following requirements:

  • Must be a first-year student
  • Must share an identity as a first-generation student, American Indian, and/or a student of color
  • Must submit a completed MCAE LLC application. Students who select one of the MCAE LLC communities on their housing application will receive a follw-up email with application details.
  • Must commit to participate in academic coaching and holistic support from MCAE staff
  • Must commit to attending regular community meetings and events
  • Must be fully present at MCAE LLC events, remain open to new ideas and experiences, and make an effort to get to know other members of the MCAE LLC community