We foster strong community building, intellectual and social growth, and an ethic of care. Our students are encouraged to think critically about broad issues related to community, diversity, and identity through the study and expression of African American history and culture.
A place to grow
At Atkins, we emphasize learning by doing and engaging. Our activities include academic workshops, mentoring meetings, committee participation, student trips, leadership training, and other programming. Living at Atkins is a lifelong experience, marked with friendships and traditions that make this space a special home place.
Life at Atkins
Atkins is conveniently located in the Forest Quadrangle Residence Hall, near the intersection of Third Street and Jordan Avenue. Our LLC is a short walk to most academic buildings and resources, including the Wells Library, IU Cinema, and the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. You’ll also find plenty of restaurants nearby, serving food from around the world.