Pyle is the oldest co-op on campus and is dining only. With high vaulted ceilings and long wooden tables, the dining space has a unique dining atmosphere. Before Stevenson opened, the space served as one of Oberlin's cafeterias, which makes Pyle one of the most functional co-ops in terms of cooking and serving food (with a working dumbwaiter!).
Since Pyle is not part of the Asia House Identity Space, we acknowledge the space that we take up in Asia House. To respect Asia House as an Identity Space and Safe Space, we follow and update this policy every semester.
Pyle is not a dining hall, it’s a dining home. From athletes to STEM students, our members are involved in all walks of campus life. Pyle occasionally cooks meat, but always has vegan and vegetarian options. Pyle is known for its fun traditions, such as legendary pizza nights, singing members their song of choice on birthdays, THE BOXTM (crushes? comments? conspiracies?), Iron Crew, and board game and movie nights. There are many jobs to choose from, so if cooking isn’t your passion, there’s plenty of other ways to contribute! Maintaining accountability and intimacy, Pyle offers a great place to eat, cook (or even learn how to), compost, and most importantly, meet new people. Pyle is an exceptional community, and like any other, it depends completely on those who choose it!