Our History

Located on Campus Road between East 27th Street and Amersfort Place, is the Brooklyn College Student Center. The building stands on what used to be the old Ditmas Homestead. Preserved from the homestead is the copper beech tree, which spreads its branches located at the East Gate entrance (closest to Amersfort Place).

As plans for the Student Center building were under way, the Student Union Building Organization (affectionately known as SUBO), a college committee, was formed. The Student Center, established at the request of the student body during that time, was financed by student activity fees and formerly opened its doors in fall 1962. More than 50 years later, the Student Center still stands as a hub of student life, supporting programs that connect students to one another and students to faculty and administration.

In addition, the Student Center serves as a community connection, providing conference space for external organizations and various alumni related events and programs. The center is a place to build community, learn about and get involved with social responsibility projects, and discover leadership opportunities. It is the host site for myriad diverse student-centered activities and programs.

All members of the Brooklyn College community are welcome. Come and visit the Student Center. You may make a connection that will last a lifetime!