And the Winner is... The House Cup awarded at The House Summit

April 11, 2017

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Drama had been growing around the Columbia International University campus for weeks. It came to a crescendo at a “Summit” the weekend of April 7-9 when the winner of the inaugural House Cup was named. The trophy would go to the residence hall scoring the most points in a series of friendly competitions and displays of school spirit throughout the school year.   

The House Summit was the culmination of the new House Collective, integrating freshmen with upperclassmen in residence halls or “Houses” named for Latin virtues. The House Summit included times of worship and fellowship including volleyball and, despite a chill in the air, an outdoor movie on The Quad.

And the winner of the House Cup is: The female residence hall known as The House of Dignitas. The House will have the honor of a set of golden laurels placed around its crest on the front of their building for the duration of the next school year. In addition, the residents will enjoy a day at the Carowinds Amusement Park near Charlotte, North Carolina.  

“I feel like the girls in our house really grasped he idea of the House Collective and just ran with it!” said junior McKenzie Sutton, a Dignitas resident. “We have loved living together, learning and growing together, and winning together.”

Although the excitement of the award was energizing, the women of Dignitas were happier with how their hall bonded and grew over the past year. 

“Together we built a house, a community, a family, and a sisterhood,” said sophomore Regan Galloway. “Dignitas is a house full of ladies who love the Lord and love each other. Being a part of the House of Dignitas has been both rewarding and life-changing.”

The House of Dignitas is now The House Victorious.

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