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College House Deans' Integrated Knowledge Award

College House Deans' Integrated Knowledge Award

The mission of the College Houses at Penn is to provide supportive residential communities for undergraduate students. By design, the Houses integrate the intellectual and academic experiences of the conventional classroom with everyday life—through programming, events, and powerful interactions between faculty, staff, and students.

In support of that academic mission, the twelve College House Deans, who serve as chief administrators of these communities, are pleased to announce the upcoming seventh annual College House Deans Integrated Knowledge Award (CHDIKA). The award recognizes students who share their intellectual experiences with the residential communities in College Houses. 

This year's CHDIKA nomination and application process will begin on January 29, 2018 and will close on March 12, 2018. Award recipients will receive a cash prize at a special award reception late in the Spring semester. 

First prize: $1,000
Second prize: $500
Third prize: $250

As you finish this semester think of ways that you integrate your knowledge into everyday life in your college house. Talk to your RA, GA or House Dean for more information, and stay tuned for more information in the Spring. 

Best wishes, 

The College House Deans


Award Winners
(left to right: 2016 awardees Jared Fenton, Austin Bream, and Darlina Liu)


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