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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Forms and Documents

  1. The Event Proposition Form is for proposing events and notifying the Membership Committee of events you're already putting on!

  2. The House Treasurer's Reconciliation Form. This is for House Finance Officers/House Treasures to help create their house's budget.
  3. The Check Request Form. Checks are cut on Wednesday mornings, and check requests have to be turned in by 5:00pm on Tuesday in order for them to be processed.

  4. The Share Returns Form should be filled out by any member departing the Cooperative system. The purpose of this form is to give the Cooperative a bit of feedback about their experience, as well as give an address to which Shares can be mailed once the Financial Audit of the House's budget is finished. Typically members will return their share the winter after their contract period ends.

  5. The Check-Out Form must be signed by your house's Maintenance Officer if you are planning to move out. Otherwise, your shares will not be processed and you may be subject to a cleaning fee. If you have already departed, please fill out the form and return the form to our office for processing.

  6. The Release Request Form for members seeking a replacement. This must be turned in to the office before a replacement can sign a contract, and should be turned in as soon as you know you'd like to move out prior to the last day of your Contract. Contact the Member Services Coordinator for further information about Release Requests.

  7. The Late Fee Waiver Form. Late Fees are income for the House, and the House needs to approve removal of fines. Your treasurer's signature is required to confirm that the house agrees to waive the fine.

  8. The Physical Development Grant Application can be filled out and submitted to the Vice President of Facilities, to be reviewed by the Facilities Committee at their next meeting! Share your big ideas for the development of your House, and apply for funding!

If you can't find it here, you can find it at the SHC office!