Cooperative houses have been a part of the Purdue University community for over 75 years. In a cooperative house, students live and work together to develop personal, professional, and leadership skills and friendships. Currently, Purdue is home to 12 cooperative houses: 5 men's houses and 7 women's houses. Students interested in joining a cooperative house can participate in cooperative recruitment in the beginning of the spring semester. Registration for cooperative recruitment will open at the end of the fall semester and is open to both incoming and current Purdue students.
Cooperative members are eligible for more than $15,000 in scholarships each year and have the ability to apply for funding for leadership programs as well. Cooperative living goes beyond just a cheap place to live. Members serve in the local community through community agencies and globally in international service projects. With GPAs consistently above the campus average and amazing graduation rates cooperatives have a track record of being a very positive living and learning environment. Membership in cooperative houses also allows students to begin building connections on campus early on. From the mentor programs offered by houses to intramural sports and social events, there is always something going on around the cooperative housing community.
Register today for formal recruitment!
If you are interested in joining a cooperative house, complete the application and join us in January for formal recruitment!
Fairway's Spring Break Trip to Haiti!
This past spring, 19 members from Fairway Cooperative, our Christian men's cooperative, joined forces with Haitian Support Ministries on a missions trip to Jacmel, Haiti! HSM supports and works with a boys home and a girls home, shelters for orphaned Haitian children. Fairway had the opportunity to go down with them and show these kids love and attention, and develop deep bonds through our mutual love of Jesus Christ. During our time in Haiti with these amazing kids, we were able to teach them useful life skills in multiple workshops, spread over a couple of days. One group taught basic guitar lessons, another taught basic woodworking skills and how to build chairs, another taught basic computer skills, and another taught personal finance. The children were so receptive, and their lit up faces and joy for life made a permanent impact on every one of our hearts.