Men's House

Letter from our President

Thank you for your interest in UCU! The UCU Men’s House provides shelter, food, and fellowship to up to 26 men attending the University of Washington. Located on the corner of 16th and 47th, UCU is only a block away from UW’s main campus and two blocks away from the Ave. The UCU Men’s house is highly involved with the neighboring UCU Women’s house; we share meals, build friendships, and encourage each other in our faith and academics.

Given the relatively small number of residents, house members get to know each other well and are very socially involved with each other. We spend a lot of our free time hanging out with each other and having a good time. Beyond our daily interactions, we also have a number of planned social events each quarter. This includes intramural sports, Week of Man, socials, retreats, and Java Night.  Members of UCU also seek to be involved with the student body at UW as well as our surrounding community. We participate in school clubs, husky games, church ministry, and outreach projects.

While we are a very socially inclined house, academics remain a top priority for us. We recognize that we are at the University of Washington to learn so that we may prepare ourselves for our future careers. Thus, we study hard and support each other in our academics. A benefit of living at UCU is that you can often find someone in the house who has taken your classes before and can assist you if you have questions or are struggling with something. House members are always more than willing to help each other out academically.

Above all, we seek to live together as a community in a manner that honors our Creator and reflects his love for us to those around us. For me personally, UCU has provided an environment that has supported my growth in Christ. It has also been a place where I have formed life-long friendships and made special memories during all the amazing experiences that I have had with my fellow UCU'ers. I consider it a great privilege to be able to serve UCU as the Men’s House president, and I hope that you consider coming to UCU.

In Christ,

Joshua Shackelford

UCU Men’s House President