Everything You Want to Know About City Station Housing
We recently had the chance to sit down with Kari Jarrett, Student Housing Director of City Station, and ask her our burning questions about covenant housing and the plans for City Station!
Tell us about you and your role in City Station.
As the Student Housing Director of City Station I will be handling all of the Office/Managerial components. From the application process to move-in, I will be in constant contact with the students to ensure they have a smooth and enjoyable experience.
What is a Covenant Community?
The residents of City Station Student Housing will commit to a lifestyle based on Biblical principles. City Station Student Housing will provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment so that each resident’s relationship with Christ will be actively cultivated. Residents will be individuals seeking a place where they can live out their faith in Jesus Christ and take advantage of all the amenities that City Station offers.
Following a Christian lifestyle includes Bible study, prayer, fellowship, worship, and service to others. Also, residents will strive to avoid behaviors that could detract from their own spiritual growth or from other residents at City Station. These behaviors include the use of abusive, destructive and vulgar speech; addictions to any kind of substance, activity or relationship; participation in sexual relationships outside of marriage; the viewing of pornographic or indecent media; or the use or possession of any alcoholic beverages, tobacco, or illegal drugs while on City Station property.
Each resident will live in a quad style dorm with an additional 2 other residents and a mentor. The mentor will disciple the 3 residents under the direction of Southern Hills Christian Church leadership.
What excites you most about Covenant Housing at City Station?
The college years can be some of the toughest years in a young life. There are so many new experiences and temptations! I am so excited to facilitate a place where students can retreat from the pressures and tedium of college life. One of the most exciting parts, for me, is that my family, husband Kevin and sons Ethan & Eli, will live among the residents at City Station Student Housing for the first two years!
What inspired you to be part of this adventure?
From the beginning, I have been excited about the concept of City Station. I have attended Biblical Counseling training in Lafayette, Indiana where a similar Community Center exists. When Shannon Lovelady, our pastor, said he felt God was calling us to a similar ministry, I was overjoyed. From that point on, I knew I wanted to be a part. The fact that I have a business degree, and currently work in property management made the Student Housing component a perfect fit!
What are some of the benefits of living at City Station?
Students living at City Station will have access to all of the on-site amenities including Basketball/Volleyball Court, Cafe on the Main Floor, State-of-the-art Fitness Center, Student Lounges, Mentoring Services, Resource Center, Game Room, Outdoor lawn, etc. Each apartment at City Station is furnished with living room & bedroom furniture. Students will share the common area (Kitchen & Living Room), and will have their own private bedroom and bathroom. The units will also contain a full-size washer & dryer.
How much will it cost?
Rent will be $550/month. This will include all amenities, basic cable, water/sewage/trash, and the first $30 worth of electricity.
What are the different floor plans?
See the photo below
How many students will live in Covenant Housing?
There will be 15 apartments, each with 4 bedrooms, so 60 students will live at City Station Housing.
How do I apply?
You can apply at our website www.citystationhousing.org which will be up and running soon.
Can I pick my roommate?
Each 4 bedroom unit will have one pre-assigned mentor. When you complete your online application, you can request two other people you would like to room with. It is helpful if these people put the same names on their application. Requesting roommates is not a guarantee of living with those people, but we will do our best. If you do not request roommates, we may have you answer a short questionnaire later to determine which other applicants would be a good fit for you to room with.
What is roommate matching?
Roommate matching is simply the process I would use to determine who should live in the same apartment. We would take several things into consideration including, but not limited to: -Are you an early riser or a night owl? -Would you classify yourself as neat or messy? -Do you like a quiet living space or do you enjoy a lot of activity around you? -What are your study habits?
A special thanks to Kari for her time. If you're interested in applying for our Student Housing, follow us on Facebook to stay informed.