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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127 Whitehills

127 Whitehills

Members: 19 (17 singles, 1 non-single)
Approx cost: Single-$470 Non-single-$333
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: 7
Mealplan: Yes, Vegetarian/Vegan Option
Refrigerators: 3
Laundry: 1 washer, 1 dryer
Common Areas: Living room, dining room, kitchen
Highlights: Newly renovated, organic garden, outdoor composting
Bus Line: Abbot Rd. Bus Line
Nearby Locations: Post Office, Library, Hannah Community Center
Blocks from campus: 10

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Several houses were established after World War II to house veterans returning to college. In 1947, Bower House became the fifth housing co-op in East Lansing. Named after Bob Bower, who was killed during the war, it remained an all-men's house until the late 1960s. Over the next several years, the men continued to dominate house governance. Tensions rose when Vietnam veterans returned to the house. In 1971, Bower House joined SHC, and the house eventually became a vegetarian-themed co-op.
Today, Bower House is one of the most demanded co-op houses in East Lansing. In addition to being a vegetarian house, vegan options are included with every meal. Bower prides itself on being very environmentally-aware through its recycling and food purchases.