Applications for the 2023-24 academic year will open January 15!

Please see below for guidelines.

PLEASE READ: Application Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in Christus House!


We are so pleased to offer the student communities of UO and LCC a rare opportunity to engage in a year of growth and support. As you prepare your application for this unique intentional community opportunity, we offer the following guidelines to support a successful match (please read them carefully and thoroughly - incomplete applications will not be considered):

  1. Residents of Christus House must be 18 years or older.

  2. Applicants should be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or Master's-level student in their academic institution. Potential applicants who are enrolled part-time but still interested in this housing community are invited to submit a “special circumstances” request with their application.

  3. Applicants should be committed to a year of engagement with in community life together, including the mandatory components thereof: community nights every Sunday, household chores as assigned, and once monthly service with Hearth & Table. They should demonstrate social maturity, accountability to others, academic commitment, and a desire to grow in justice, loving-kindness, and humility in faith. Each year, the community develops a covenant of best-practices with one another that everyone will then be accountable to maintain.

  4. We affirm and celebrate both the human variation and inclusive unity of God’s family. Following Jesus’ example, we embrace all of God’s people in their ethnicity and race, physical and mental abilities, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity, and economic circumstance. Applicants should have sincere commitment to co-creating a community of safety and care for all residents.

  5. It is not a requirement that applicants identify with the Christian faith; however, please be aware that we are committed to safe and affirming space to residents of faith to talk about their faith, scripture, their "big questions," etc. As a Christian community, we encourage residents to be their whole selves - including spiritual and religious - in this community, and all residents agree to create space for this integrated life. 

In addition to the initial basic information, this application includes a narrative section – please provide yourself time and space that supports thoughtful responses to the questions below. In addition to your application below, please provide two character references (professors, advisers, ministers, or employers preferred) and contact numbers for each. This information, with any additional questions or information you may wish to send, should be emailed to Clare at

Upon receipt of your full and complete application, Deacon Clare will contact you about next steps, which include a mutual interview, a tour of Christus House, and background check before notification of a final decision. Please allow 2-4 weeks from receipt of application for a decision.