The Tri Co-ops are an on-campus student housing association providing affordable, cooperative housing to low-income students as well as students seeking housing that fosters educational and personal growth as instrumental components of safe and comfortable living. The Tri Co-ops consist of three houses— Agrarian Effort, Davis Student Co-op, and Pierce Haus — forming a community of alternative student housing near the center of campus. These houses were first built in downtown Davis between 1914 and 1923 and were transformed by dedicated students into cooperative housing in 1972. Each house pools resources to work together and oversee the management and well-being of the community, making decisions based on consensus and promoting individual and collective leadership. In 2016, the Tri-Cooperatives (or Tri-Coops) joined the Solar Community Housing Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit low-income housing cooperative, which is also a member of NASCO, the North American Students of Cooperation.
To learn more about the Tri Co-ops go to their website!