Jewel House is located on the first floor of Spence Hall and houses 18 freshman females and 4 upperclassman mentors. The purpose of Jewel House is to encourage and support each other to become the virtuous women God has called you to be. This will be accomplished through focusing on living a disciplined life with your time, your studies, your walk with the Lord, your relationships, and your physical health and well-being.
Through Jewel House, you will:
- Encounter academic experiences infused with residential, spiritual, and social life. (Romans 12:2)
- Participate in interactive discussions, activities, and programs developed around four areas of personal development: intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical. (Luke 2:52)
- Journey through a specially designed discipleship-based mentoring program, guided by a mature student spiritual leader. (Matthew 28:19)
Participants and Cost
This opportunity is open to a limited number of first-year (freshman), female students. Students will be considered for the Jewel House Living and Learning Community based on the submission of the Jewel House application. The Jewel House experience takes place during the first academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and includes various co-curricular opportunities for which students can grow, change, and be challenged.
For Fall 2017, this living-learning experience costs $1,840 per semester. This includes the housing fee, all program-specific materials, participation in extra-curricular events, and a Jewel House T-shirt and a sweatshirt. In addition to this cost, you will be required to choose one of the board plans provided to residence hall students.
Room Layout & Amenities
This space provides a unique physical housing arrangement that differs from our other residence hall rooms. This new living environment is designed with four apartment-style units. Each unit has two or four bedroom clusters, a living and dining space, bathroom(s), washer and dryer, and kitchenette with sink, microwave, and refrigerator. Four to seven girls will live in each unit with an upperclassman student serving as a peer leader/mentor. The upperclassman student will guide and support the Jewel House participant through their first year of college.