House of Clara Barton

House of Clara Barton

“This conflict is one thing I’ve been waiting for. I’m well and strong and young – young enough to go to the front. If I can’t be a soldier, I’ll help soldiers.”

House of Barton crest

Mission

We, the House of Clara Barton, are committed to preparing women to lead with honesty, strength, humility, and courage.

House Values

Sisterhood

The House of Clara Barton cultivates strong, honorable women through a community of genuine sisterhood.

Transparency

Within our community of trust and accountability, we encourage intentional and meaningful conversations.

Excellence

We pursue excellence by utilizing our individual talents to the best of our ability in everything we do.

Servanthood

We serve the women in our House, the King’s community, and our City in ways big and small, as our namesake Clara Barton did before us.

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House of Clara Barton Great Race House of Clara Barton House Cup

Traditions

Red lipstick & black dresses

“Barchill”

Bigs and Littles

Barton Day Away

Barton Sadies

Barton Family Christmas

Bake sales

Blood Drives

Spring Retreat

CIA: “Celebration, Inauguration, and Appreciation”

House Crest

King’s Triple Cross

The three crosses at the top of the crest mirror those on the College’s crest, representing our tie to King’s. Their position at the top demonstrates our dedication to placing God as first priority in our lives.

Red Cross

The red cross is the center mark of our crest, representing how, as Christians, we find our identity in Christ. At the forefront of our shield, Jesus enables and strengthens us to serve in the hardest of places. The red cross also represents our namesake, Clara Barton, who founded the American Red Cross.

Catherine’s Wheel

The Catherine’s Wheel at the center of the cross is an emblem of one who is prepared to undergo great trials for the Christian faith. Its placement represents the core of the House of Clara Barton’s mission statement: “to prepare. . .” We recognize that as Christians we live our lives contrary to the world. As women called to influence the world towards Jesus Christ, preparation to answer that call is a guiding principle for our community.

Values

Written around the perimeter of the banner are four Latin words: Unitas, Civitas, Pietas, and Honestas. These four words represent the foundational values of the House. Unitas translates as “the state of being one,” corresponding to our value of Sisterhood. Civitas, meaning “part of the city-state,” represents the value of Excellence, that we strive to uphold and embody in all that we do. Pietas, defined as “duty” and “loyalty,” refers to our responsibility to demonstrate our value of Servanthood to those around us. Finally, Honestas means “honesty” and “integrity,” which are intrinsic aspects of transparency. These words are placed around the shield to represent the guarding hedge that they form around our community, protecting our hearts as individuals and our fellowship with each other.