Student Co-ops | Promoting inclusion and diversity
Promoting inclusion and diversity in the student co-ops


Our mission is to provide a quality, low-cost, cooperative housing community to university students, thereby providing an educational opportunity for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a university education.

The Berkeley Student Cooperative is a 501c3 nonprofit housing cooperative. The BSC provides affordable housing and board to students at UC Berkeley and other Bay Area colleges and universities.

Presently the BSC has over 1300 student members living in or eating at our seventeen houses and three apartment cooperatives around the UC Berkeley campus. Each house is democratically run, and we all contribute our labor to help keep our housing costs affordable.

Founded in 1933, the BSC is the largest student housing cooperative in the United States.

One of the most unique aspects of living in the co-ops is our emphasis on inclusion and empowering diverse students to live fully. For example, we have theme houses where students can live with people who have self-selected to learn more about that theme, and we actively include restorative justice and anti-oppression in our community decision-making and our living spaces. 

Your help can make it possible for us to widen the circle of inclusion and include more students in our theme house programming like learning opportunities and celebrations. Your support will strengthen and expand our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Thank you for helping us continue empowering diverse students so they can get an education and live fully!

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