Pre-Application Readme for Prospective Members

Newly renovated!

The house is refreshed with a makeover of the inside. Brand new room spaces (even brand new doors) are available to all who apply!

Referral Program (February-May 2024)

Successfully refer a friend for $100 discount on one month’s dues!  A new member of the co-op (You?) who successfully refers a friend can receive a $100 rent credit for referring them IF that friend becomes a member, moves in, and remains a member for at least 30 days. It’s valid for a maximum of fifteen referrals (i.e.; a total of $1500) per person, to members only, and exclusively through the January-May semester.

House Overview
  • 32 Member Capacity (>90% Student)
  • 5 singles, 12 Doubles, 1 Triple
  • Shared Rooms ranging $461 – $701
  • Single Rooms ranging $572 – $900
  • Shared Commercial Kitchen with shared commercial freezer/fridge space
  • Common Meal plan 
  • 3 Bathrooms; co-ed, shared. 1F Bathroom ADA compliant
  • Free in-building Laundry Machines
  • Paid Parking spaces available @$90/mo
  • Tool room/woodshop
  • Bike Parking TBD
  • Projector in Common Room TBD
Shared Governance

“We humans are wired for empathy by evolution.”

-Riane Eisler

Decisions are made cooperatively. One member = one vote. When we live at the Students’ Co-op, our motto is “we own it”. The house has been run by students since its creation in 1940. It became co-ed in 1963, and has always accepted people of diverse backgrounds.

We are newly a Fair Housing provider for students of low-income, and we are actively pursuing 501(c)(3) non-profit status. 75% or more of our membership will need to verify student status or educational affiliation.

Two Alumni members work with the Board to provide guidance, offer advice on maintaining the co-operative and answer questions.

Shared Living Space

“If the light is in your heart, you will find your way home.”

-Rumi

Shared Rooms*

When you first move into the co-op, we provide a shared bedroom — mostly “doubles” (and one “triple”). With seniority accruing equally for everyone (starting on your move-in day), you can earn points to petition for a “single”.

*Currently, we have double rooms that are vacant and ready for immediate move-ins. These are filling up first come, first serve. To reserve a unit, you need to complete the application process, sign the membership agreement, pay the $590 security deposit and pay one month’s full dues. See more at bottom of page.

Shared Kitchen

Almost our entire basement is taken up by the enormous kitchen and dining area. It is the heart of the co-op, and the place you may find yourself encountering the most fellow co-opers.

Shared Common Areas

Besides our ample & comfy living rooms, we also have a large patio, a back porch and a garden for all members to enjoy.

Shared Bathrooms

Our second and third floor bathrooms have toilets and showers separated by a lockable door, to ensure privacy and security even if other individuals are using the sink and mirror area.

Special Role

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

– Spider-man, probably

We all pitch in and have the opportunity to try roles that support the community. Everyone is expected to do 2-3 hours per month of approved work tasks, and de-ice & shovel snow on your assigned snow day. In addition, you will have a critical chore or elected position. Please read about the roles that appeal to you (and start to think about how you might design the roles as a decision-making member).

Chores

Kitchen Duty — they work with a partner to keep our large shared kitchen clean

Bathroom Duty — they keep our three restrooms stocked and clean

Common Areas & Recycling — they keep common spaces clean, empty and refresh receptacles

Utilities Duty — they keep our shelves, machines and tools organized

Halls & Stairs — they keep all the halls and stairs tidy and clean

Elected Positions 

President — facilitates meetings, networks, leads board meetings and more …

Vice President/House Manager — keeps people on task, buys supplies and more …

Treasurer/Financial Manager — manages finances for the whole house and more …

Secretary — takes meeting minutes, organize files and more …

Recruitment/Orientation — welcomes people to the house and more …

Maintenance Manager — organizes work hours, calls Property Management and more …

Food Manager — tracks requests, purchases food for the house and more …

Food Preparation Manager — prepares food for housemates and more…

Please check out our governance documents to learn more.


Look like a place you want to live?

* More on the application process:

  1. We review application and references. Waiting list option available if we’re at capacity.
  2. If we can accept, we screen background (you pay $45 + card/check transaction fees through property management portal, which is reimbursed).
  3. With approval a unit can be offered through Membership/Lease
  4. With completion and $590 deposit the unit is reserved til move-in
  5. You prepay one month’s dues** 24+ hrs advance of move-in (transaction fees may apply unless check mailed/deposited in time).
  6. After payment, it is time to coordinate your move in!

** Full month’s dues is defined as: unit price + $50 utilities + $90 parking (optional). Transaction fees may apply. Meal plan is organized and charged separately.