MSU Student Housing Cooperative

The Michigan State University Student Housing Cooperative (MSU SHC) is a non-profit organization providing a low-cost housing option for students at MSU and surrounding schools. There are more than 200 members in 15 houses across the East Lansing area. Houses vary from five to 29 members, each with their own character and history. 

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"This is awesome! How do I join the SHC?"

We're glad you asked.

  1. Submit the application below.
  2. Tour houses virtually on our website.
  3. Once accepted, contact Membership Officers of the houses you're interested in touring!
  4. Tour the houses you're interested in.
  5. Go to a house dinner AND a house meeting at the houses you like.
  6. Wait to hear from the house's Membership Officer about the status of your approval.
  7. If approved by a house, make an appointment with MSU SHC office to sign a contract for your favorite one!
  8. Voila! You are a member-owner of the MSU SHC!

For questions regarding the status of your application, contact our Member Services Coordinator at  You should receive a response to your application within 3 business days.

PLEASE NOTE : We are currently operating on a Wait List basis for all 17/18 spaces available. To get on a Wait List for 17/18, go to the form linked on the 'Room Availability' Tab AFTER your application has been approved.