Africana House

Jameson Hall-Douglass Campus
Douglass Residential College (open to DRC and non-DRC students)

The Africana House is designed for students with an interest in African culture, history, politics, and language. It is one of the eight living-learning communities within the Global Village located in Jameson Hall on the Douglass Campus. It is a unique residential environment that combines curricular and co-curricular activities designed to enhance each student’s overall college experience and provide her with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective global citizenship and leadership. Specialized programming, events, and travel opportunities designed to deepen students’ understanding of Africana Studies are offered each year. Students also benefit from ongoing mentoring relationships with faculty involved in this program and at Rutgers University.

Eligibility
Open to new transfer and continuing female students

Participation Requirements
Students are enrolled in year-long 3 credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by the Learning Community Coordinator. The house course introduces students to the myriad of cultural formations in Africa and the African Diaspora, and explores gender and other contemporary development issues. In the Fall or Spring, students are also required to take a 3 credit linked course of their choice with approval from their Learning Community Coordinator.

Application Process
There is a two-part application process for this community:

  1. Current students please click here http://douglass.rutgers.edu/content/housing-for-current-students
  2. Please note there is a separate application to the Living Learning Communities at Douglass

For more information, please contact:

Ria DasGupta
Director, The Global Village, Douglass Residential College
E-mail: arianada@echo.rutgers.edu Phone: (848) 932-3025

If you have questions about Douglass housing, please e-mail Lauren Zielinski: lzielins@echo.rutgers.edu