The Campbell Club

-ABOUT-

"People over profit!"

We are a non-profit, member-owned-and-operated student housing cooperative located across the street from the U of O campus, and 2 blocks away from a bus line to LCC. We are accepting applications from people who are interested in non-traditional communal living to join us as housemates & co-owners of our house. We offer a fun, creative, challenging, landlord-free social environment where housemates work together and learn from one another.

Membership fees include all utilities, internet, and a food plan. Our goal is to provide members with a space to explore their passions and facilitate learning and growth, not just academically, but socially as well. Our house is 3 stories (not including the basement), and we have 3 sizes of room to choose from. Housemates share a huge house with a library, a large industrial kitchen, a tool room/workshop, art room, laundry room and free closet, a game room (with a pool table!), 2 pianos (and an organ), garden, fireplaces, and more. If you've got a hobby you'd like to explore, you can almost definitely make it work here! Our members have a wide variety of interests and skills, so there is always something interesting going on!

As a cooperative, members govern and run our own house & organization based on a consensus and voting system. We have no landlord, and every member has a say. Essentially, contracted members are equal co-owners of the nonprofit that owns our properties. We truly do "OWN IT"! We decide who we accept into our community, do most of our maintenance ourselves, and cooperate to solve problems. The house has mandatory weekly meetings on Sunday evenings, where we come together to discuss issues and make decisions. As co-opers, each of us also have an obligation to participate in the upkeep of the house. Every member must be willing and able to complete chores, as well as take on larger responsibilities. House jobs and chores are distributed among everyone based on their availability, interests, willingness, and ability. Every term, we elect members to jobs ranging from Garden Coordinator & Bike Coordinator to Treasurer & House Representative. There are a wide range of positions to suit almost anyone, but applicants should be able to dedicate a decent amount of time to their co-op duties.

We are a diverse community that values acceptance, cooperation, anti-oppression, open communication, and respect. As a group that can have up to 30 members at full capacity, the ability to resolve conflict, learn from others, and work & live with folks you may occasionally clash with is important. We welcome members from all walks of life. Discrimination based on culture, gender, orientation, race, religion, nationality, socioeconomic status, disability, political affiliation, or anything else is not tolerated in our co-op. We aim to constantly improve our understanding of the relationships we have with one another, and to build a community where everyone feels comfortable, respected, and free to express themselves in a supportive environment.

We are an active, social household, and many members are actively involved in the community. We try to have fun with our friends when we aren't studying.  We can do all sorts of things generally not allowed in traditional rental situations!  We host events and spend a lot of time doing activities and projects together!  We are alcohol and 420 friendly (if you're of age, of course), but many of our members do not partake. Members are welcome to have friends over whenever they wish, and past members and house friends stop by often. We will occasionally have travelers and couch-surfers stop by for a night or two. You are welcome to paint or alter your room to your liking, and hang things on your walls. The Campbell Clubs walls are covered in all sorts of art, some pieces decades old, and artwork is constantly changing. Everyone has something to add that makes our house unique and interesting.

 

If you are a Lane County student (or thinking about it) and interested in joining a community focused on sustainability, anti-oppression, environmental & social justice, DIY ethic, rights for marginalized peoples, and cooperation, please consider applying!

-COMMUNITY-

Community is the best part of our house! The Campbell Club highly values DIY ethic, art, and dedicated involvement in our communities, both in and outside the co-ops.  Many members are committed artists, activists, creators, and fixers.

Co-ops provide a great alternative to exploitative landlord-tenant relationships; no one stands to profit from our labor and funds but us!  Living cooperatively allows us to share our many resources with each other and the public.   Collectively we share a projector wall for watching movies or gaming, a game room (with a pool table & fireplace!) for hanging out and playing board games or D&D , a tool room/workshop for our DIY projects, a free closet full of weird clothes, a laundry room, a band practice room for jamming, an art room full of hoarded art supplies, a huge industrial kitchen for cooking together, and office for studying, a library, a garden for growing our own food, 2 pianos and an organ in the living room, shared food and house family dinners cooked 5 nights a week, and more.  Sharing resources means we save money!!  Members are welcome to plan and host events, and regularly do.  Shows, workshops, "free school" classes, free markets, fashion shows, open mics, movie nights, dance parties.... We've done it all!  We cook, clean, craft, create, build, organize, make improvements to our house, study, and party hard as a team!  We draw on our walls, dance on our tables, and play with our cats. We practice open communication, respect, solidarity, and freedom of expression.

If you're interested in learning more out our community, we'd love to hear from you!

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The Campbell Club bug sculpture

 

Wanna see more pictures?  Check out our house photo album!