Who are we?
OSCA is a student-owned and student-operated non-profit corporation that provides low-cost housing and dining services to around 400 students at Oberlin College (approximately 15% of the student body). As an organization, OSCA is entirely separate from Oberlin College, but all OSCA member-owners are Oberlin College students.
Five dining-only and four housing & dining co-ops make up the umbrella organization of OSCA, and each individual co-op is responsible for its own day-to-day operations. Each week, members of OSCA contribute a certain number of hours of work to their respective co-ops. OSCA members are in charge of almost every task including food purchasing, cooking, cleaning, coordinating work charts, enforcing food safety, sitting on the Board of Directors, and more. All-OSCA staff members and employees oversee general operations. Through the All-OSCA structure, all co-ops are able to function as a united organization.
OSCA also has a sister organization, the OSCA Foundation, which provides scholarships to Oberlin College students and community members.
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