The House Systemten houses. one community.
limitless involvement at king's and in new york city. Houses are the heart of student life at The King's College.
House involvement shapes virtually every aspect of student experience at The King's College. The Houses are led by students and driven by a mission to support, encourage, and develop. Students build close friendships, join together to explore New York City, grow spiritually and intellectually — and have plenty of fun.
Each new student at the King's College becomes a member of one of ten houses, each named for a notable leader who embodies the ideals of The King's College.
Each House has an Executive Team to welcome, acclimate and encourage others. Caring teamwork and genuine friendship support personal honor and academic success.
The President directs the Executive Team and works closely with House Advisors which include faculty and staff members. Along with the Executive Team, the President shapes the House into a dynamic experience for all members. The President is also a member of the King's Council, a governing body made up of the Student Body President and cabinet and all other House presidents.
The Helmsman guides new House members through the first year at The King's College. The role helps all new members understand the mission of the House and helps to form connections with upperclassmen. Helmsmen are also responsible for making sure that first-year students are connected to the spiritual growth opportunities in the House.
The Chamberlain helps to create and uphold the community of honor in the Houses. By working toward an atmosphere of unity and respect, the Chamberlain ensures each House characterizes King's Honor Code in thought and action.
The Scholar fosters a culture of academic excellence, intellectual curiosity and scholarly accountability. Each Scholar seeks to create an environment which encourages learning and academic achievement in the House.
Competition challenges students to commit to excellence and teamwork, while maintaining integrity and unity across the college.
the great raceSaturday, August 30, 2014
The objective of this event is for each House to find the checkpoints located throughout the City and successfully complete the roadblocks and detours given at the checkpoints. The House with the fastest time and most points (taking into account assessed time penalties) will win the competition.
drama competitionSaturday, September 6, 2014
Each year houses must script and perform an outstanding drama based upon the year's theme. Themes in past years have included "Difficulty," "Duty," "Mercy." One of the most memorable competitions of the year, Houses give their all in an effort get an early lead in the rankings. Watch the 2013 performances here on YouTube.
basketball tournamentFriday, November 7, 2014
The objective of this event is for each House to win the most number of games and thus win the tournament. The tournament will be played over two nights: the first night will be a round-robin format, and then full-length men’s and women’s championship games will be played the next night.
The objective of this event is to achieve superior academic excellence as a House. To accomplish this, the House must work together and challenge one another to work diligently and to excel academically in the fall semester of each academic year.
namesakeSaturday, February 14, 2015
Alternating years, the Namesake competition and House competition require students to become familiar with the leader there House is named after or to research their history, specifically addressing the significant people, events and moments in the development of their House.
interregnumApril 8-10, 2015
Interregnum is the three-day, all-campus conference that culminates a year’s worth of theme exploration. Interregnum galvanizes students, faculty, and staff towards participating in various events such as student speech competitions, parliamentary style debates, and an evening assembly featuring a notable speaker.
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other house activities
King's Houses stay active. At least one is always hosting community events for the college and in New York City, working on King's Council initiatives or throwing a mixer for friends to meet and greet.
lifetime memberships"It was a joy while at King's to live life together and 'encourage each other daily,' and it has been a blessing to continue to watch God's plan unfold together in our friendships beyond college." —Kara B. '13, House of Queen Elizabeth I
The Houses are the defining dimensions of student life. For upperclassmen and incoming students alike, they are the perpetual centerpieces of life at The King's College.Since their founding in 2004, the Houses have positively affected the lives of hundreds of King's students every year and have touched the lives of many beyond the walls of the institution.More than any other initiative, the House System fundamentally shapes The King's College experience.
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