The H.O.U.S.E. (Helping Odette Undergraduate Students Excel) iniative is a program at the Odette School of Business that was made to help students get involved. From day one students are put into one of four houses and matched up with a leader who is very knowledgeable and has been through what you are currently going through. The program awards points for each H.O.U.S.E. sponsored event at Odette in hopes of engaging students outside of the classroom setting. The H.O.U.S.E. program is orchestrated by the Odette Commerce Society with administration actively involved. The H.O.U.S.E. with the most points will be rewarded for their hard work with a spectacular price at the end!
Each house will have approximately 6-7 upper year students. Referred to as Leaders, they are here to provide you with support and show you what it means to be a part of the Odette family!
H.O.U.S.E. Points System
|A post by an official HOUSE page gets 5+ ‘likes’||25 Points|
|A post by an official HOUSE page gets shared by 3+ people||25 Points|
|Attending a Commerce/HOUSE meeting||50 Points|
|Wearing a HOUSE shirt on designated day||100 Points|
|Attend HOUSE event||200 Points|
|Wearing a HOUSE shirt on a non-designated day||200 Points|
|Bringing non-OCS friend to OCS event||200 Points|
|Recruiting friend to join OCS||350 Points|
|Wear your HOUSE shirt 4 straight weeks on designated day||350 Points|
|Wear your HOUSE shirt 8 straight weeks on designated day||500 Points|
|Attend all HOUSE events in a semester||500 Points|
|Attend every OCS event in both semesters||10,000 bonus Points|
|Wear your HOUSE shirt every week on the designated day for both semesters||10,000 bonus Points|
Come and ask us at the Odette Commerce Society Office during our office hours or email us anytime at
email@example.com – we are here to help you!
Have an awesome year and we look forward to see you at our upcoming events!
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Our vision, mission and values of the OCS truly define who we are and what we strive for. Below is our vision, mission and values statement for the Odette Commerce Society.
“Creating value and opportunity to students to enhance their Odette experience”
“In order to better the experience at the Odette School of Business, the Odette Commerce Society will work shoulder to shoulder with students during their academic journey by providing avenues for academic, social and career development.”
The Odette Commerce Society identity is built on the values of integrity, trustworthiness, and fellowship with each other and the students we serve. We stand for candid, compassionate, straightforward communication and will seek and support events that create congenial situations in which all Odette students can experience the pleasure of change and personal growth.