House of Susan B. Anthony
“Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced. Our lives are measured by these.”
We are authentic individuals kindling life through purposeful relationships
Authenticity. Individuality. Life. Purpose. Relationship. Influence.
In The House of Susan B Anthony, we “are authentic individuals kindling life through purposeful relationships.” And although this statement is full of vague terms, we find deep meaning in our House values. We are authentic. Girls are passionate about Russian culture and the One Child Policy, while others are passionate about Improvisational comedy and Beyoncé. We are confident in our interests because we are confident in our identities in Christ. We are individuals. “Suzies” are also leaders of Mock Trial, The King’s Dancers, Women’s Soccer and Volleyball, The International Students Club, The King’s Debate Team, and more. While many Houses pursue a united objective, we strive passionately for individual goals. And through these strengths, we are able to kindle life. Members of our House participate in Young Life ministries, semi-professional dancing, activism, and modeling to name a few. We are involved outside of King’s and actively influencing the people around us. But we can’t do this alone. Our mission is accomplished through purposeful relationships. Whether we are involved in leadership at our church or embarking on a skydiving adventure, we are strengthened by the support of our fellow Suzies. We are members of The House of Anthony. And we couldn’t imagine life at King’s any other way.
“When I think back to my fondest memories in New York, they all include girls from my House. Whether it was waiting in line for SNL, going skydiving, celebrating my 21st birthday, or finding a church family, the women of SBA have been a strategic part of my life. I know these women will support my goals, be in my wedding, and lead me closer to Christ." Kelli O'Donnell, ‘15
"The house means to me authentic friendship and acceptance that inspires me to be me." Jessica Lee, ‘14
"To me, the house is sisterhood. It's a bond deeper than friendship, and lasts a lifetime. My sisters always have my back, and I will always have theirs." Abby Caddick, ‘16
The House Crest of Susan B. Anthony
The colors of our crest are maroon and white. Maroon traditionally stands for being patient in battle and yet victorious while white stands for peace and sincerity. It is our goal to persevere in relationships and life with a purposeful, yet, sincere and calm manner. The Cinquefoils symbolize hope and joy. It is our desire that, like Romans 15:13 says, the God of hope will fill us with joy and peace as we continually place our trust in him and that that hope and joy will overflow to those in our presence. The meaning of the quill and inkwell is twofold. First, it represents our namesake, Susan B. Anthony, and her medium of choice for impacting the world around her. Second, it represents influence and our aspiration to affect the culture we live in. The flame/torch represents our zealousness for life, truth, and wisdom and for kindling these values in order to illuminate our sphere of influence. The Cornish crow signifies Susan B. Anthony’s strategic means of engaging the culture around her as well as her watchfulness for those closest to her. The Latin words esse quam videri mean, “to be rather than to seem.” One of our central values is authenticity.