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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If you are interested in our houses, your first step is to please fill out an application to join!

Contracts for the MSU Student Housing Cooperative last one year, spanning from August of one year to the August of the next. Spaces you see available are either vacancies or folks requesting release for the remainder of their Contract.

Contract dates for campus based cooperatives:

19-20 Contract dates: August 23rd, 2019 thru August 16, 2020

20-21 Contract dates : August 21, 2020 thru August (tbd) 2021

Contract dates for community based cooperatives (Shire, Rivendell, Harambee):
6 months from start date (trial period with membership of house)

If re-approved, may sign 2nd 6 month Contract

After 1 year of good standing in Co-op, member may sign a year-long Contract with the ability to release the Contract by giving 60 days notice at any time.

Examples of our Contracts can be found under the Governance tab of our website.