Being a Member in ICC Austin grants certain rights and entails certain responsibilities. Each member accepts responsibility to be active in their community – both at the house and organization levels.  This includes, though not limited to, participating in democratic co-management, adequately and consistently performing labor duties, making a good faith effort to keep the houses running effectively, and making a reasonable effort to get along with other members.

While members are expected to uphold their responsibilities, it is the organization’s responsibility to ensure that members have the adequate resources needed to fulfill their obligations.  This includes training and education, documentation of processes, and written policies and procedures.

To that end, the ICC Austin Board of Directors has established a list of Member Rights & Responsibilities.  This list, taken into consideration with the entirety of the ICC Austin Bylaws, Board policies and other operational policies, is a key part of the “cooperative difference” – that is, how ICC Austin really differs from other types of student housing.  Member rights and responsibilities are key to achieving the ICC Austin ENDS of providing housing on a cooperative basis encouraging the formation of long-lasting communities.


ICC Austin Members have a right:

To live in a democratically run house and organization
To improvement and change in your house
To be heard and listened to
To your privacy and space
To a safe and healthy environment
To have capable house and organizational officers
To have a clean, well-organized house
To have access to house and ICC Austin financial records
To criticize house problems
To be able to take pride in and be fully involved in your house and organization


ICC Austin Members have a responsibility:

To attend house meetings and stay up to date on board issues
To understand policies and bring ideas forward
To listen to others' ideas
To respect others' privacy and space
To report problems that you are unable to correct yourself in a timely manner
To talk to and support officers
To do your labor and encourage otehrs to do theirs
To pay your cost-share on time
To work towards creative solutions
To be a fully involved member of ICC Austin


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