Office of Residence Life

Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA)

OSCA is a student-owned and student-operated nonprofit corporation that provides at-cost housing and dining services to nearly a quarter of the student body. As an independent nonprofit organization, OSCA is entirely separate from Oberlin College, but all OSCA member-owners are Oberlin College students.

Each member of OSCA contributes a certain number of hours of work to their respective co-op each week. Members are in charge of almost every task, including food purchasing, cooking, cleaning, coordinating work charts, enforcing food safety, sitting on the Board of Directors, and more.

Learn more about OSCA