Enriching the

lives of students


Stiles Hall is a private, non-profit agency founded in 1884…

…dedicated to serving the broader community while enriching the lives of students at the University of California, Berkeley. For the past two decades, Stiles Hall has focused on creating pathways for higher education access and student retention through mentorship, strategy and community.

Since its founding, Stiles Hall has distinguished itself by…

  • Being one of the few Bay Area organizations to actively oppose the internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II.
  • Helping to initiate the United Student Cooperative Association in the 1930s, which continues to provide affordable housing for hundreds of students annually.
  • Providing an open forum for a broad range of controversial viewpoints, including those of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.