Roosevelt House, an integral part of Hunter College since 1943, re-opened in 2010 as a public policy institute honoring the distinguished legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Its mission is three-fold: to educate students in public policy and human rights, to support faculty research, and to foster creative dialogue. The institute provides opportunities for students to analyze public policy and experience meaningful civic engagement; for faculty to research, teach, and write about important issues of the day; and for scholarly and public audiences to participate in high-profile lectures, seminars and conferences.
More information about Roosevelt House can be found on the following pages:
- Roosevelt House history and our tour programs.
- Undergraduate program pages.
- Public programs and events.
- Faculty associates and research.
“No houses could have a better background for the use they will now serve. Always in both houses there was an effort to look on all human beings with respect, and to have a true understanding of the points of view of others.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt at the dedication of the house to Hunter College in 1943. Photo by Yousuf Karsh.