With the 2012 Undergraduate Housing Draw May 6 application deadline approaching, The Daily took a closer look at the options Stanford offers to upperclassmen seeking on-campus housing.
While each co-op has a unique reputation, they all offer what the Office of Residential Education calls “an alternative to Stanford dorm life.” On campus, there are seven of them: Columbae, Synergy, Hammarskjöld, Terra, Chi Theta Chi (XOX), Kairos and Enchanted Broccoli Forest (EBF).
“There’s not much support for alternative lifestyles these days,” said Richard Korry ’77, 35 years ago. A brief history of co-ops at Stanford from 1941 to the present.
The University recently changed the policy on co-ops, making it so that those who preselect into a co-op only use their tier-three draw status. This does not at all reflect the quality of housing that those people enjoy, nor does it accurately reflect the demand for these spots that is present in the community.
Unnecessary fire alarm pulls bring a hefty fine, and a few Row houses have felt the effects this year: During fall quarter, several houses, including Sigma Nu and Mars, had alarms pulled, each of which produced a $500 fine from Stanford.