The life of a college student encompasses much more than solely classroom and academic experiences. From on and off campus living, to activism through student organizations, students at The University of Texas have a long history of involvement on campus. Explore linked resources in this section to learn more about the history of UT residence halls and Co-ops, student initiatives on campus, and highlights of various student organizations.
The first dormitory open to African American female students. Located on East avenue, the house affectionately called "Duren House" after the dorm mother, Almetrius Duren, served as not only a dormitory, but a safe haven for both male and female African American students for socializing, community and encouragement. (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History – Almetrius Duren Archive)