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Hammarskjöld opened as the International Co-op in the 1972-1973 academic year. It is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, a former Secretary General of the United Nations. The plan for the house was initiated by several international students, in coordination with the Bechtel International Center, as a place to nurture their differences and explore their own experiences.

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Like many of the other co-ops, Hamm has a history of involvement in a range of social justice causes both domestic and international. During student protests against Stanford’s investment in the apartheid South African government, Hammarskjöld was a vital meeting place for community organizers. This legacy continues to this day, with recent student involvement in protesting discriminatory citizenship laws in India.  

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The theme of “International Understanding” is very important at Hammarskjöld.

Hammarskjöld is located...

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Branner, Crothers, Toyon, 1035 Campus, Durand, Hammarskjöld, Roth, The Warehaus (620 Mayfield), Well House, and apartments in Mirrielees and EVGR-A Duan Family Hall

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For more information about Hammarskjöld and other co-op residences visit the Residential & Dining Enterprises website