MSU Student Housing Cooperative

The MSU Student Housing Cooperative (MSU SHC) is a non-profit, autonomous organization providing an affordable off-campus housing option to students and the Greater Lansing community. There are more than 240 members in our 17 houses. Houses vary from 5 to 29 members, each with their own character and history. Our name honors our historical affiliation with Michigan State University, where we remain a registered student organization. However, we operate independently from the university with additional requirements and guidelines for membership.

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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.