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As individuals, we are members empowered through democratic participation to create a community equally accessible to all.

  • Democratic control; one member, one vote.

  • As an organization, we are committed to expanding the cooperative movement.

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    Cooperating together for more than 80 years

    Since 1939, SHC Co-ops have empowered members just like you.

    The Spartan Housing Cooperative (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.

    • The co-op gives members an opportunity to strive towards their goals and see potential while working in a system of circle economy and sharing. As a co-owner, the SHC has given me many opportunities to advance the organization through sustainability, diversity, and a sense of family known to none other than the members of this caring community.

      Evan Morton
      Orion

      All of my best college years memories have involved the coops. I met all of my best friends through the SHC, experienced experiences I never expected to experience, and grew so much in my time here.

      William Chen
      Raft Hill, Apollo, and Phoenix

      The beautiful part about living in a co-op is you never really feel alone. Although 2020 has been an absolute blow of a year, being part of the co-op makes everything the tiniest bit more bearable. There was, and is, no shortage of kindness, support, and camaraderie despite that physical distance that separates us.

      Elizabeth Price
      Raft Hill
    • Living in the SHC has given me a diverse, tight-knit community of friends. I have never felt more at home anywhere else.

      Leah Rogers
      Vesta