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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525 M.A.C.

525 M.A.C.

Members: 10 (6 singles, 2 non-singles)
Approx. cost: Single-$482 Non-single-$344
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Mealplan: No
Refrigerators: 3
Laundry: 1 washer, 1 dryer
Common Areas: Living room, dining room, kitchen, sun room
Highlights: Sun room, hardwood floors, back deck, located next to Vesta and Orion
Bus Line: #24 and #26 CATA Lines
Nearby Locations: MSU Union, CVS Pharmacy, Hopcat
Blocks from campus: 4 

Beal Haus is a house of ten that supports each other and values our differences. The structure of the house and the members within, make this co-op feel like a true family. Our house has several values; the first being cleanliness as we are a slipper house and also won the SHC award for cleanest house this year. We also value sustainability as we compost regularly, garden and have a complex recycling system. Consent and supporting one another is our house’s most important value. Though housemates tend to have busy lives, there is almost never a time one would come home and not be asked how they are by another housemate. The house tends to be quiet enough to study during the week while also busy as we spend weeknights watching movies, playing games or cooking together. On the weekends, Beal members often go out together or host impromptu events.

Interested?  Apply to the SHC first by clicking here. Then contact Taylor Burton, the Membership Officer, at


Next door neighbors of Vesta and Orion Houses, the location and history of Beal House as a cooperative made it worth saving. The SHC acted quickly.

Unfortunately, the property was purchased in very poor condition and required extensive renovations during the summer of 2009.  A hefty summer work load and lots of member labor contributions returned Beal to it's former glory. Beal house now boasts restored hardwood floors, energy efficient windows, beautiful bedrooms, new bathrooms, and a large kitchen.