A Roman Catholic ministry is offering a new housing option
to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students who want to
participate in faith-based living.
Student House is a six-unit coed apartment building that
will open this fall about a half-mile from the university.
It's an extension of the Newman Center of Oshkosh, a
long-standing ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay,
which already serves the campus community.
Jason Blahnik, ministry director of the Newman Center, told
Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/1lSrSP7
) that he hopes the house will provide a good community for
young people in the defining years of their lives.
Student House residents must follow the house rules,
including no drugs, alcohol or overnight guests. They must
also agree to a set of expectations laid out in its
community policy and follow an honor code.
said the students will also be encouraged to pray, share
meals and participate in monthly service projects. He said
residents aren't required to be Catholic, but they should
share in the house's mission.
Student House can house 28 students at a time. Apartments
can be rented for $365 to $790 a month, depending on the
unit, for 10 or 12 months.