Third World House (Price House)

Outside of Third World (Price) House, a two story brick building
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

Price is the official name of the Third World Program House. Up to 50 students live here. This house is is a safe space for those who self-identify as a marginalized person including people of color; first generation students; low-income students; lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, and transgender students; and allies of these persons.

This Program House is available to students of all levels, from first year to seniors.

Residents in Price form a close-knit community in which students help each other academically, politically, and culturally. Students here often collaborate with and sponsor events with the Multicultural Resource Center. While the house is not affiliated with Oberlin’s Third World Co-op, some Price residents are co-op members. Others choose to share meals together in the nearby Lord-Saunders Dining Hall.

Price has single and double occupancy rooms, a library, study lounge, and a seminar room. The hall’s newest space is ObieXings/ First-Gen Commons, a lounge area specifically for first-generation students to gather, share ideas, mingle, hold meetings, and build community.