Co-op Details

135 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Basic Info:

OSCA is a student-run non-profit corporation that feeds approximately ¼ of Oberlin’s student body. OSCA provides at-cost housing and dining to members, and works to provide inexpensive, healthy, tasty, and environmentally-wise meals. The organization aims to buy food based on principles of accessibility, sustainability, and supporting fair labor practices. OSCA operates through modified consensus, and OSCA is one of the largest cooperatives in North America.

Mission Statement:

OSCA aims to cooperatively and affordably house and feed members attending Oberlin College.

Type of Housing Offered: Single rooms, Double rooms
Number of Buildings: 4
Wheelchair Accessible:

Harkness co-op is somewhat wheelchair accessible. Our ramp at the front entrance is somewhat steep, and we have a really old elevator. While not ideal, someone in a wheelchair can get around in Harkness.

Open to visitors?:


Labor Requirements:

Members commit to 4-5 hours of labor in the co-ops each week. At least one of those shifts must be "crew," or cleaning shifts.

Shared Amenities: Communal spaces, Shared kitchen, Recreational area, Bike storage, Washer and dryer, Wireless internet
Frequency of Shared Meals:

Approximately all meals