Charlotte's Home for Black Women

Building community, breaking barriers, and connecting with first-year & second-year black women

MCAE Charlottees Home Black Women 2019


Charlotte’s Home is a Living Learning Community that strives to support the academic, social, and personal endeavors of Black women through community building, leadership, identity exploration and personal growth to ensure their success during their time here at the University of Minnesota and thereafter.

As a member of this community, you will:

  • be a part of a close-knit community 
  • participate in bi-weekly meetings
  • participate leadership retreats
  • explore study abroad possibilities


This house is named after Charlotte Crump Poole. Charlotte was a student activist at the University of Minnesota in the 1930’s who fought against housing discrimination on campus. She was “reprimanded by the dean of women for calling attention to racism”. She later went on to found the Negro Student Council and the Jack and Jill of America Foundation which serves African American children and families. (A campus divided). We are proud to offer this community in her name and honor her legacy.

Note: Charlotte's Home is available for first-year and second-year residents only.

MCAE Charlottees Home Black Women 2019