Sankofa House

Location: 
Cypress

Sankofa House is a living community intended for students with an interest in exploring Black culture, history, identity, and African diasporic intellectual traditions. Sankofa is a West African term that communicates the importance of reaching back or retrieving one’s past, to better prepare for the future, and is a symbol frequently used in African American cultural ceremonies. Sankofa House is designed to intentionally create a space for students to feel connected and supported in a community centered on the experiences and heritage of Black/African people. Sankofa House is not for Black people, but it is about Black culture. Sankofa House is a collaboration between Housing & Residence Life and the African American Center for Academic Excellence. Prospective residents must complete supplemental questions in their Housing application regarding their interest in this community; admittance will be contingent upon the responses to these questions.