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.”
We, the House of Clara Barton, are committed to preparing women to lead with honesty, strength, humility, and courage.
The House of Clara Barton cultivates strong, honorable women through a community of genuine sisterhood.
Within our community of trust and accountability, we encourage intentional and meaningful conversations.
We pursue excellence by utilizing our individual talents to the best of our ability in everything we do.
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.
Red lipstick & black dresses
Bigs and Littles
Barton Day Away
Barton Family Christmas
CIA: “Celebration, Inauguration, and Appreciation”
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.
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.
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.
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.