BCL was founded by students from Indiana University and experienced co-opers from places such as Ann Arbor, MI, Madison, WI, Athens, OH, and Berkeley, CA. We are members of the North American Students of Cooperation.
Each co-op house has a weekly meeting where members the opportunity to vote on house agenda items. A few members will be elected as leaders on committees within the co-op to hold the houses accountable. All members are assigned chores and help with cooking as a part of their duties in the house.
Members pool money for food. Each month, members will pay for their designated room fee as well as a grocery fee, all on the same bill.
Co-operatives can be found across the nation and world. We are dedicated to helping each other. A one-time membership fee is paid to the North American Students of Cooperation.