The ten residential colleges at UQ compete in the Inter-College Cultural Competition (ICC), which consists of nine events scheduled throughout the year. No other University campus in Australia has a competition as unique as this. The cultural events include College Idol, Debating, Chess, Bandfest, Art Show, Choralfest, Oratory, One Act Play and Dancefest. There is certainly something for everyone! These events are a great way to develop college spirit and to create long lasting friendships. Duchesne College has a high level of participation, particularly in the large events such as Choralfest and Dancefest. The ICC Cultural Competition provides a wonderful opportunity for residents to get involved in the life of the College and compete against other colleges. All residents are encouraged to audition or try out for all cultural activities.
Whilst Duchesne does not select our students primarily on the basis of their academic achievements at school, we are proud of the high academic standards achieved at University. The College average GPA is approximately 5.3, well in excess of the University average.
Service and Mission
To live the Goals of Sacred Heart Education, Mission and Service play a large part in College Life and all students are expected to participate in this area.
Residence in College offers many opportunities for the development of leadership skills. Many of our students have held significant leadership roles at school and all are encouraged to play a full and active part in the College community.