A women's residence, Sullins Hall is a quiet place, yet located near "the action." Just across the street stands two important buildings for the visual and performing arts: Byars Hall, the main academic building for the arts, and the McGlothlin Center for the Arts, a state-of-the-art facility for performance and art exhibition. Next door to Sullins is the Martin Brock Student Center, where students collect to enjoy a wide variety of social and recreational activities.
Since its construction in 1932, Sullins has been a desirable place for students who enjoy the bustle of campus as well as a quick retreat to a small center of serenity. The building is named for the Rev. David Sullins, an 1850 E&H graduate who served the college as its fourth president (1880–85) and who founded Sullins College in Bristol, Va.