Who we are & what we do
ICC Austin provides affordable, all-inclusive housing that is centered around our values of community, equity, and cooperation. We believe in working collaboratively and collectively to foster environments where our members can thrive as students, as people, and as a community.
Through a unique combination of group living and cooperative mentorship, our members learn to democratically manage their home and build healthy, inclusive communities that support and encourage diversity. We provide regular trainings and leadership opportunities in areas such as conflict resolution, racial equity, collective care, and more!
We actively strive to build an environment where everyone of any race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, weight, height, accessibility needs, or country of origin feels welcomed and seen.
We actively and intentionally work to challenge and disrupt existing power inequities and structures – recognizing that they are racially-based.
We believe in the value of working collaboratively and collectively – achieving together what may not be possible alone.
“College can be really hard; physically, emotionally, intellectually. The co-op gave me a community of people to help me find myself and support me through both the best and hardest times of my life.”
– Juniper, House of Commons
ICC Austin owns nine houses in the west campus area. Each house supports a community of students as unique as the architecture itself. We encourage prospective members to visit two to three houses to compare differences and meet current members. Pick your favorites and email the membership officer to schedule a tour.