Student Co-Ops


The Berkeley Student Cooperative, BSC, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit housing cooperative. The BSC provides affordable housing and board to students at UC Berkeley and other Bay Area colleges and universities.

The mission of the BSC 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. Presently the BSC has over 1300 student members living in or eating at the 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 housing costs affordable.

The LEAD Center’s Cooperative Involvement and Leadership Development Coordinator works to expand the LEAD Center’s support to the BSC community.

Upcoming Programs

–Are you interested in your leadership development?
–Are you aware of the LEAD Center resources to support your leadership?
–Are you curious about your leadership and not really sure how to begin?

If you answered yes to any of these, LEADershare is a program for you!  Join us for a leadership skill share brought to you by LEAD Center and BSC Central Office Staff and Administration.  Light refreshments provided. Topics include:  Fundraising Essentials, Food Justice and Sustainability, Cultural Competencies etc.  What topics would you like to see discussed next??

What: LEADershare!
When: TBA
Where:  LEAD Center
Why:  Learn some new skills and get connected!

Dessert & Discussion
Dessert & Discussion is an after dinner dialogue about a topic impacting the house and community.  Campus and off-campus colleagues and community members will be called upon to help lead these discussion.  LEAD/BSC Programming will provide the dessert for the discussion.

What:  Dessert & Discussion
Topic:  Issue Impacting the Coop Community
When:  Monthly Date TBA
Where: BSC Random
Time:  8pm

Get Involved

There will be a number of BSC and LEAD Center events to get involved in, ranging from full day teach-ins to mixers and discussions. Contact Lea Robinson or additional information or to get involved. You can also contact The LEAD/BSC Dream Team for additional information, to make program suggestions or to get involved.

Questions? Contact a Berkeley Student Cooperative Advisor.