The Rosa Parks African American Theme House

R.PAATH is a student-initiated themed living option for all UCSC students whose interests span historical, present-day, and future experiences of predominately Black/African American peoples. R.PAATH is a community that is culturally sensitive and promotes cultural intelligence through organizing, living, studying, and socializing with staff passionate about political, cultural, popular, social, and economic issues of the African Diaspora (supplemental application required).

  • R.PAATH is designed to intentionally create space for students to feel connected, safe and supported in a community centered on the experiences of Black/African American peoples. This is a primary focal point for the staff supporting R.PAATH.
  • Educational seminars, programs, dialogues, and speaker series are structured to encourage solidarity and unity among students from all cultural backgrounds.

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R.PAATH Partners

UCSC African American Resource and Cultural Center

Cultural Arts and Diversity

UCSC Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Stevenson Housing and Residence Life

UCSC Educational Opportunity Programs