African American Theme House

An image of the front steps of African American Theme House.

African American Theme House
3 Singles - 6 Doubles - 2 Triples - 21 Residents
2347 Prospect Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

This eleven-bedroom house in the Berkeley Hills has beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay as seen from the Certified Best Roof in the BSC. Afro-Members get to choose between a balcony, a rooftop and a deck to hang out, study or sprawl in the sun. The African American Theme House is located within easy walking distance of campus and Strawberry Canyon, perfect whether you are going to class or on a moonlight hike with fellow housemates.

The African-American Theme House (informally known as “Afro-House”) fosters a supportive community for Black and afro-diasporic co-opers. It is committed to providing a safer space for its house members and fostering engagement with Black students at Berkeley and the wider African-American community. This house specifically aims to cater to the needs of low-income, first generation, immigrant and minoritized students. Its diverse population reflects the house theme by hosting meetings and events in support of African-American student groups.

On any given night, you are sure to find residents studying with others in the dining room, discussing any range of subjects while screening films on the state-of-the-art projection system, or reveling in one of eleven of some of the best rooms you'll see in the State of California.

Dinners are a central part of house bonding, with everyone seated around a single large table. Social events include karaoke and movie nights or trips to events happening in the Bay Area.

Since its inception in 1997 this house has been a space for all things Black. Afro House organizes and hosts events centering Black people and their experiences all year round. 

Members of the house are expected to invest a few hours every semester doing outreach, contributing meaningfully to the African-American community at large.