Welcome to Cooperative Housing!
On this page you will find information regarding the recruitment process for the Purdue Cooperative Housing community. Formal and informal recruitment rounds take place in the beginning of the Spring semester. This process is open to both incoming and current Purdue students. For more information throughout the academic year come to any of the call-out meetings hosted by the Purdue Cooperative Council where you will be able to learn more about the individual houses and how the recruitment process works. If you have questions about women's houses contact the Vice President of Women's Recruitment here. If you have questions about men's houses contact the Vice President of Men's Recruitment here.
Cooperative housing recruitment will take place early in the spring semester. During the first weekend students (current Purdue students or incoming freshmen) will be able to select whether they would like to attend formal recruitment on Saturday or Sunday. During formal recruitment you will have the opportunity to meet all of the houses and get to know some of the members. Women will participate in interviews at the houses and when they are done visiting all seven houses they are done for the day. Men will visit all five men's houses and then elect which house they would like to interview with. Once interviews are completed the men are done for the day.
Informal recruitment takes place following formal recruitment. Potential members will be invited back to meet members in a more casual setting. This is a time to ask any questions that you may not have had time for or thought of after you left formal recruitment. This is also a great time to be able to understand the culture of the house better and assess whether it would be a good fit. When you have visited all of the houses from which you accepted an invitation to participate in in formal recruitment, you will rank the houses based on your preference. Women will rank their top three houses in order of preference. Men will rank the houses in order of their preference, up to five can be ranked for the men.