Want to Join Von Cramm?


    Membership to reside in Von Cramm is open to all full-time Cornell students, including undergraduate, graduate, international and transfer students. Von Cramm welcomes and strives to provide safe spaces for people of color, queer individuals, students with physical or mental disabilities, students with financial burdens, and students with other marginalized identities.

    Our house consists of 19 singles, 6 doubles and 1 triple.

    Semesterly Housing Rates

    • Single: $2400 (~$600/month)
    • Double: $2100 (~$525/month)
    • Triple:$1800 (~$450/month)

    Mosey Events (Spring 2020)

    Open House
    • Sunday, February 2nd, 1-5 PM
    Murder Mystery feat. Kombucha
    • Wednesday, February 5th, 9-11 PM
    Fireside Chats
    • Friday, February 7th, 9-11 PM
    The Great Crammie Cookoff
    • Sunday, February 9th, 11 AM-1 PM
    Spuds and Suds
    • Tuesday, February 11th, 8-10 PM
    Indoor Beach Party
    • Thursday, February 13th, 9-11 PM

    Selection

    Admission to reside in Von Cramm for the following academic year is done via random selection. In order to enter the selection system for a room in VonCramm, all prospective Crammies must submit a questionnaire or have an oral interview with the current president and go through Mosey. Mosey consists of at least:
    • Attending Open House
    • Attending two of the scheduled Mosey events (or possibly arranging their own house tour)
    • Helping prepare one house dinner at Von Cramm

    Meal Plan

    The Von Cramm meal plan is an in house, which means that all of the meal plan is managed and prepared by members of the meal plan. All house members are required to be a part of the meal plan, but the meal plan is open to members of the Cornell community. Those in the house are required to cook on the meal plan unless otherwise stated in the constitution. Members of the meal plan outside the house have the option of cooking or paying an additional fee to not cook on the meal plan.

    Semesterly Meal Plan Rate
  • Cooking: $510
  • Not Cooking: $510 + Additional fee*
  • *Additional fee ≈ equal to minimum wage x 3.5 hours/week x the number of weeks of the semester’s meal plan
    Learn more about the meal plan from our constitution: Meal Plan Information



    Learn more about Von Cramm through our constitution:

    Von Cramm Constitution

    You can also download the constitution!

The Principles of Cooperative Living


Definition

A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically- controlled enterprise.

Values

Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self- responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.

Principles

The cooperative principles are guidelines by which cooperatives put their values into practice.

Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.
Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In primary cooperatives members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and cooperatives at other levels are organized in a democratic manner.
Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the cooperative. They usually receive limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing the cooperative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the cooperative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.
Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their cooperative autonomy.
Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public -- particularly young people and opinion leaders -- about the nature and benefits of cooperation.
Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional, and international structures.
While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members.