About K.K. Amini
K.K. Amini is KU's first co-ed scholarship hall. It is separated into single gender by its four-person suites. K.K. Amini Hall opened in 1992 as a men's hall before going co-ed in 2018. It is home to 48 residents.
The hall is named for its benefactor, K.K. Amini, who was born in Iran and was KU’s first Iranian student. He graduated from KU in 1949 with a degree in petroleum engineering and had been a resident of Battenfeld Scholarship Hall. He met his wife, Margaret Amini, while she was a reporter at the University Daily Kansan and was assigned to write a story about Amini’s Iranian background. Amini formed Amini Oil Co. in 1971 and Sage Energy Co. in 1977. He later was an independent oil operator in San Antonio.