The House System
Houses are student-led communities driven by a mission to support, encourage, and develop.
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.
House Executive Teams
Each House has an executive team to acclimate new students and encourage the whole community in the pursuit of personal honor and academic flourishing.
The House President is responsible for furthering the House strategic plan, achieving House goals, deepening House culture, and overseeing the members of the Executive Team. 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 strives to strengthen the identity and unity of the House by integrating first-year members into the culture of the House and by providing opportunities for community development within the House.
The Chamberlain promotes a community of honor, relationships within the House, and healthy living environments. They also provide periodic on-call emergency assistance.
The House Scholar is responsible for supporting and resourcing their House members towards academic excellence.
Competition challenges students to commit to excellence and teamwork, while maintaining integrity and unity across the college.
Each House races to find checkpoints throughout the City and successfully complete the roadblocks given at each location. The House with the fastest time wins the race!
Houses script and perform a drama based upon the year’s spiritual life theme, with the performances taking place during Fall Retreat. Themes in past years have included “The Gospel” and “Sabbath.”
House members challenge one another to work diligently and to excel academically. Judged in the Fall semester, this event calculates the leading House based on the GPAs of the top 90 percent of full-time students in the House.
History, Namesake, and Future
Run in a three-year rotation, the Namesake competition, House History competition, and House Future competitions require students to research their House’s namesake and history, while considering their goals and values as a House.
Interregnum is the three-day, all-campus conference in the Spring that brings together a year’s worth of theme exploration. Interregnum events include student speech competitions, parliamentary style debates, and an evening assembly featuring a notable speaker.
The ten Houses compete for various honors throughout the year. The highlight of these competitions is Interregnum, a three-day academic Olympics in the spring with events ranging from debates to art exhibitions.