The King's College

House of Winston Churchill

 

Mission

The House of Sir Winston Churchill is a band of brothers who strive to be virtuous statesmen dedicated to serving God and others.

“Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” ― Sir Winston Churchill

Values

Brotherhood: Brotherhood is fellowship, an alliance, a bond of friendship and understanding between one another.

Courage: Courage is the strength it takes to realize that there is no success without failure.

Servanthood: Servanthood is the act of humbly putting the good of others before self.

Excellence: Excellence is not an act, but a habit. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence; rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do.

The House Crest

Coventas Fraternum: This Latin phrase, translated “Union of Brothers,” is the bond that the members of our House share with one of another.

Churchill Silhouette: Winston Churchill once said, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm.” This is the type of character the House of Sir Winston Churchill seeks to emulate. We recognize that college isn’t about achieving perfection, it’s about personal growth in all facets of life. We proudly represent our namesake on our crest to reminded us to make daily choices that take us one step closer to achieving our goals.

Three Crosses: These represent Christ’s display of servanthood and love for the entire world by giving his life as a sacrifice on the Cross at Golgotha. In this House, we value servanthood and seek to practice it daily as Christ did.

Book: The book represents a collection of Churchill’s speeches and acts as a reminder that the future is always ours to write. “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” Churchill

Lion: The lion, which is also the College mascot, reminds us to relentlessly fight in the face of life’s challenges, no matter how hard they may appear.

Celtic Knots: These symbolize the members of our House. Historically, these knots were used to represent an eternal bond and affinity with nature. In our House, we use these to represent the lasting bond in our brotherhood.

Traditions

Bow Tie Tuesdays: On Tuesdays, members of our House wear Churchill bow ties (blue with white polka dots), which are given to every new member at initiation. This tradition sets members of the House apart from the rest of the school and acts as a reminder of the brotherhood that we share.

Initiation: A night where all first year students are formally inducted into the House. The night is centered on our four House values and, at the end, each first year student is given a Churchill bow tie.

Difficult Discussion Nights: Once or twice per semester, the House gets together and engages in a discussion about a topic that is relevant within our community. This is meant to exercise our House value of courage by not shying away from conversations, even if they aren’t easy to have.

King’s Tutors: The House of Churchill has been instrumental in launching and volunteering in a non-profit tutoring program in partnership with the high school ministry of Cru. Every week, members from our House meet with a group of NYC high-school kids and tutor them in math, English, and social studies. This serves as an amazing, weekly opportunity to exercise our value of servanthood.

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