Beginning in 1969, the Black Awareness Cultural Organization (BACO) had operated out of a cottage near Ink Pond. For several years, BACO members used the house as a social and cultural center and a safe space for students of color. In 2010, a new opportunity was presented to the College after acquiring a house, formally known as Cramer House. The Office of Intercultural Life (ICL), BACO and the College saw this as a great opportunity to expand and transform this house into Frank Armstrong House, named for Cornell's first African-American graduate in 1900. This house now accommodates a small number of upperclass student leaders of ICL and serves as a Living & Learning Community, providing programming space for BACO. Visit Intercultural Life's website to learn more about BACO and other ICL programs.
Location and mailing address
All mail should be addressed to the mailing address below rather than to the building's street address (learn more about mail and addresses).
- Mailing address: 810 Commons Circle SW
- Street address: 322 College Boulevard SW
- Find Armstrong House on the campus maps
- Location of professional staff office: Russell Hall lobby
- Contact information for professional staff and apartment and house manager