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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How Do I Join the SHC?

Our application can be found here. This application is your first step. You'll get a reply from us within 3 business days of applying.

After your receive your welcome letter, you must:

  1. Get a tour of the house(s) you like by contacting the membership officer listed on the house page
  2. Attend a house dinner to meet your potential future housemates
  3. Attend a house meeting to understand facilitation and functioning within the house
  4. Be accepted by a majority vote of current residents
  5. Sign your contract at the SHC office

Then you are a part of our community!

PLEASE NOTE : We are currently operating on a Wait List basis for all available spaces for 17/18. These Wait Lists are PER HOUSE, not for any space in  the Cooperative. Here is how our Cooperative manages the Wait List for any 17/18 space:

In order to be on a Wait List for any house, you must first:

1. Apply via our Cooperative's webpage here. Wait 3 business days for a response to give us time to screen your application. Applying is free.

2. If you're accepted, you'll receive a Welcome Letter that will further explain how to join the Co-op.

3. Tour the houses that you wish to be on a Wait List for : each house has a separate Wait List.

4. Get approved at the house you want to be on a Wait List for by attending a meeting and meal.

5. After having your tour card turned in, notify the Membership Officer or Member Services Coordinator letting them know you'd like to be on the Wait List for that particular house. At that time, we'll let you know the status of your place on the Wait List and what to expect.