Africana Studies
Department Chair:
Pam Brooks

Administrative Assistant:
David Divins

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8923
Fax: (440) 775-6485

Rice Hall 29
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Facility Detail

Facility Detail

Afrikan Heritage House (Lord-Saunders)

The largest program house on south campus is Lord-Saunders, also known as the Afrikan Heritage House. About 70 students live in Lord-Saunders, creating a family atmosphere that extends beyond the house into the larger campus community. This modern building overlooking South Bowl is a center of activity for students who want to heighten their understanding of cultures, traditions, and issues among African, African American and Afrikan Caribbean societies. Lord-Saunders is designated as a safe space for residents and students of the African Diaspora.

The Lord-Saunders Dining Hall is located in this building, and house residents have a reserved table at each dinner. The house has one Faculty in Residence and works closely with the Africana studies department to coordinate events, which typically include Soul Sessions, art shows, poetry nights, and the Kuumba Festival. Those wanting to live in Lord-Saunders should fill out an application with the Office of Residential Education.


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