Helyar House is a cooperative living community, where members have a greater responsibility of self-government than in traditional residence halls. With supervision and guidance of a University Resident Counselor, each house member works cooperatively with others to achieve common goals in a supportive living environment.
Along with a demonstrated ability and sincere desire to serve others in a cooperative living community, an important component for consideration for admission into Helyar House is financial need. In addition to reduced housing and meal expenses, Helyar House students are awarded
scholarships, which are primarily supported by Rutgers Cooperative living alumni, for their participation.
Undergraduate students enrolled at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences or Mason Gross with financial need are eligible to apply. Student interviews are facilitated annually for both new incoming students as well as upper-class students.