House Life

College House Cup

College House Cup: Play for Pride.Welcome to the College House Cup! Who will win this year?

The College House Cup is an intramural sports competition between the College Houses at Penn. Students compete in events like football, soccer, and volleyball to determine which House will take home the College House Cup at the end of the school year.


Mike Housman, W'09

Mike Housman"Participating in intramural sports was one of the best experiences I had at Penn. When I arrived at Penn in the fall of 2004, I became a Graduate Associate in Stouffer College House. I was looking for a niche and migrated towards intramural sports since I’d spent most of my life playing sports. But I soon found an opportunity to make an even greater impact since I noticed that intramural sports weren’t being used to build the College House community in the same way that they were when I was an undergrad at Harvard. So I spent the next 5 years of my time in graduate school working with some very dedicated individuals to create that experience at Penn.

After countless meetings, phone calls, e-mails, and – yes – softball, volleyball, flag football, basketball, and soccer games, I’m incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made. I’ve seen so many friendships formed and an entire community built out of intramural sports. So when I was asked to donate the College House Cup, I jumped at the opportunity. It was another way that I could give back to the program that had brought me so much enjoyment over the years. I hope that the intramural program and the College House Cup can continue to enrich others’ lives in the same way that it did for me."