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Graduation Cords

Friday, April 7th, 2023

Congrats ICC Grads! We are so excited be able to offer ICC grad cords once again this year. We currently have some cords left from the last year and would appreciate if you can fill out this form ASAP so we know how many to order. Cords are single with green and gold braided strands. Orders will be dispersed by Ruthy/MarCo. They will be dropped off at once with a list of names of who ordered. Thank y’all for being so cooperative over the time you’ve spent here, and once again, congratulations!

WAM Year in Review

Friday, April 7th, 2023

not perfectly chronological & not comprehensive




Moving forward


Joy Project Sp/Su Residency

Friday, April 7th, 2023

Are you Queer? Trans? BIPoC?

Residency Info

Spring/Summer Major Maintenance Plans

Friday, April 7th, 2023

The Maintenance Team has big plans for the next few months.  Major Maintenance is planned for Escher, Truth and Linder.  Plus many of the houses are getting inspected for the first time in several years.  $150,000 has been set aside to complete major projects that may be required by inspectors from the City of Ann Arbor.

At Escher House the focus will be in the basement, the kitchenettes, and the exterior of the building.  The two kitchens in the basement will be tackled one at a time.  Some of the commercial equipment will be replaced.  The dining room serving areas have warming and cooling tables that are more than 50 years old and are due for an upgrade.  Throughout the basement there are leaky drainpipes, old water shut-offs, and hose bibbs all due for replacement.  On the exterior of the building the basement service doors will be replaced and concrete stairs throughout the courtyard will be restored.  Finally, the exterior siding needs repair in several areas around the building.  Work at Escher will likely continue for the full spring summer term.  At least one basement kitchen and dining room will be operational at all times.

Linder House needs to be painted.  That wood siding is pretty amazing but paint is key to making it last for a few more decades.  Linder is also slated for an upgrade in the kitchen.  New cabinets and a better sink set up are coming too.  The plan is to install a sink with a bigger basin for the dish sprayer and to protect the wooden cabinets.

Truth House is getting accessibility upgrades to accommodate mobility challenged members.  The pitched roof will be replaced and the second phase of boiler room renovations will be completed.

Just like the wave of kitchen inspections currently underway, housing inspections are returning this summer as the city works to catch up after a long delay because of the pandemic.  The maintenance team wants to take some steps before the inspections to fix things that are clear code violations.  There may be more to do after the inspectors come through.  It is their job to assess the structural integrity of each house as well as the ability of members to avoid danger in case of a fire or other disaster.

Joy Project

Thursday, March 30th, 2023


Project: Sylvia Rivera Cooperative House Joy Residency
Location: Rivera House, 900 Oakland Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Project Start Date: 07/1/2023
Project End Date: 08/18/2023
Compensation ($): $1000 stipend
Room & Board Included: Yes

Position Title: Artistic Resident

Application Deadline: 04/30/2023 and then on a rolling basis until program is full
Application: Google Form


Position Duties:

Desired Skills/Experience:

Brief Description of Organization:

We, the member-owners of the ICC, provide a home for students that equally embodies quality living, community and social equality, all within the cooperative movement. We continuously strive to maintain and improve our organization and our houses through shared work. We are committed to furthering our education by building life skills, a strong community, and personal relationships. We create and maintain a safe and affordable environment where our members feel comfortable and at home.

Type of Organization: Off-Campus Student Housing
Number of Members: 560
Number of Staff: 14

Brief Description of Rivera House:

The idea for this house is inspired by the work of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson towards Queer liberation and providing a home for Queer young people. Rivera house is a response to the unique challenges we see faced by Queer and Trans People of Color in the Ann Arbor area trying to find housing and community spaces where we feel we belong. While the house’s goal is to create and maintain space for these needs and experiences, Rivera house is open to anyone who would like to live there.

Type of House: QTBIPoC Safe/Brave Space
Number of Members: 7
Number of Staff: 1

Community Support:

Ruth Ellis Center (website)
Mission is to create opportunities with LGBTQ+ young people to build their vision for a positive future.

Spectrum Center (website)
Envisions an inclusive campus community free of discrimination in all forms where social justice inspires community engagement and equity.

Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (website)
Using the lens of race and ethnicity, MESA engages the campus community and transforms the student experience to build inclusive spaces and equitable opportunities for all.

Benefits of Project/Skills Development & Learning:

Experience Team-Gravity Form example

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

Experience Team


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