The unique Graceland housing system is designed to cultivate community and immediately provide a safe space with close friends for each incoming student. Although each house is unique, they all focus on the same things: coming together, having fun, and making your voice heard in your campus community.
A house is the basic social structure of our residential living communities. So there are 16 houses at Graceland University, and those houses are determined by what building you live in and what floor. Being a member of a house means that you have an automatic group of friends that you live next to.
I, myself, got assigned to the Clawson house, where it's a bunch of guys just from all different age groups, all different places. And being assigned to that house was just really a blessing, because it helped me get to meet new people. Just you know, you get to go to different activities. And now that I am a junior, I get to hold more leadership role, and help be that mentor somebody that the younger guys can look up to.
Graceland offers a lot of ways to get involved with the student government here on campus for each house. There are six representatives for different areas of student life, whether that'd be academics, intramurals fun events throughout campus. Students can easily get involved and have their voice known throughout the government. Throughout the year I find the Homecoming Week events to be the most exciting for me. Throughout the week, we do a lot of events that are house versus house space, and it creates a really strong sense of passion for your house. For those that are new to campus.
I'm glad I took the risk because I was nervous about coming here. But with taking that risk, I got to meet people that became my family and people that I can always rely on and just being there for one another.
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