How Do I Become a Member of OSCA?
Every spring about 1000 students sign up to be in OSCA the following year. Each person is assigned a random number. No one is given seniority, so membership in OSCA is equally accessible to every Oberlin College student. The lottery occurs in the spring for the following fall. Everyone who doesn’t get into OSCA or into the co-op of their choice can be put on the OSCA wait lists, which are maintained throughout the year. As spots open up in co-ops, people on the wait list can get in, although jumping the wait list is possible for those with financial need. Third World Co-op has an application process that involves filling out a questionnaire. A Third World Co-op application committee, made up of members of the co-op, reviews the anonymous applications and decides who will be in the co-op.