Welcome to Marwood Cooperatives website! Here you can find information about Marwood house, and alumni of Marwood can create accounts and update contact information.

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As you can see the house website has been reconstructed. Along with looking different there are some new features of the website.

The main feature of this website is the ability for you, an alumni of the great Marwood Cooperative, to create an account with us. Once you have an account set up, you will be able to store contact information, such as current address, email or phone numbers. ( this information will only be available to members of the same pledge class, and the website administrator ) This will greatly improve our Alumni Database allowing us to keep you up to date with house matters.

To create a new account, Click Here

Current House Members

Name Position Major Pledge Class
Aaron Stevenson Biochemistry 2018 Email
Aaron Zalar Mechanical Engineering 2017 Email
Ajay Sharma Civil Engineering 2017 Email
Andrew Nelson Scholarman Mechanical Engineering Technology 2019 Email
Benjamin Cook Athletic Chair Cybersecurity 2017 Email
Carter Stephenson House Treasurer Animal Science 2018 Email
Clay Landis Industrial Design 2017 Email
Cole Janssen Kitchen Manager Hospitality Tourism Management 2017 Email
Cole Pearson Philanthropy Chair Agribusiness Management 2018 Email
Colton Cooper Corporation Treasurer Agribusiness 2019 Email
Dane Erickson Agricultural Economics 2017 Email
Daniel Burtch Risk Manager Social Studies Education 2019 Email
Daric Gordon Civil Engineering 2018 Email
Elijah Hegg Human Resources Management 2016 Email
Gaige Lucas President Manufacturing Engineering Technology 2018 Email
Hayden Anderson Chaplin Agribusiness 2019 Email
Jacob Meyer Mechanical Engineering Technology 2016 Email
Jacob Minnette VP/Recruitment Chair Nuclear Engineering 2018 Email
Matthew Cave Civil Engineering 2019 Email
Michael Morris Mechanical Engineering Technology 2017 Email
Mitchel Mayer Alumni Chairman Mechanical Engineering Technology 2019 Email
Nicholas Bower Selling and Sales Management 2016 Email
Roman Dziennik Electrical Engineering Technology 2018 Email
Ryan Ensign Mathematics 2017 Email
Skylar Clingan Animal Science, Agriculture Education 2015 Email
Wade Burris House Manager Agronomy 2019 Email

Marwood House History


In the fall of the year nineteen hundred and thirty-six, Reverend William McFadden, of the Methodist Church of West Lafayette, held a meeting at the Wesley Foundation. This meeting was held to discuss plans for securing a suitable house for starting a Cooperative House.

After a house was found at 204 Marstellar Street, fifteen Purdue students organized and moved into the house on or soon after January 1, 1937, and they named the house Marstellar Cooperative House, and paid a $20.00 monthly house bill.

Marstellar Cooperative became known as Marwood Cooperative House when it was decided to combine the names of the streets the house was on, the corner of Marstellar and Wood Streets.


Bachelor Haven, on the corner of Waldron and State Streets, became the second house occupied by the Marwood members on June 2, 1942. Mr. Goodnight, the landlord of Bachelor Haven, rented the house to the Marwood members for $50.00 a month.

In 1946, plans were completed to pay off the mortgage of the house.

In 1955, the house was officially purchased and owned by the Marwood members.


In the fall of 1967, Marwood Cooperative moved to a new location at 136 Littleton Street. The purchasing price, consisting of the house (owned by Dr. Calvert) and three acres, was $85,0000.00. the house was previously occupied by a Jewish fraternity, Tau Epsilon Phi.

In 1977, after Mrs. Huffman left, it was decided that a house mother was no longer needed. Instead, a cook was hired to prepare the five evening meals. The other meals were prepared by the house members themselves. This cook was Mrs. Ema Ryan

In 1978, the mortgage was paid off on this house, and, once again, Marwood owned its own house.


Mrs. Ryan retired after the Spring semester of 1985. In the search of a new cook, a member of the house, Mr. Timothy Ehlerding, proposed to act as cook in exchange for free room and board, and the members accepted.

To avoid having to fill the cook position so often, it was decided to hire someone other than a house member as cook. Mrs. Edith Crandall was hired in the fall of 1986.

Then , in October of 1990, Mrs. Crandall retired, due to her husband’s declining health. The house members accepted the quick solution of having two house members, Mike Albrecht and Brent Spaulding, alternate cooking responsibilities. Following this, Marwood members took over the responsibility of all food preparation.


In the fall of 1995, Marwood Cooperative became known as Theta Delta Chi. In order to ease growing financial burdens, the House hoped to benefit from belonging to a national chartered fraternity.

After one year and no real foreseeable benefit, the House returned to being known only as Marwood and rejoined the Purdue Cooperative Council. This movement is why Marwood is no longer the longest running Cooperative House but is still the oldest.

Rush Marwood

Marwood Cooperative House, being the oldest cooperative dating back to 1936, offers a care-free and close-knit environment where young men can learn essential skills that will help them later on in life. Marwood is conveniently located next to the Levee and is a short walk from campus.

Because of its relatively small number of members, Marwood offers an opportunity to make friends that will indeed last a lifetime. The best thing about Marwood is that there is always something to do.

Marwood, to this day, prides itself on its unique diversity, efficiency, and self-sufficiency. The house and the property it stands on are jointly owned, not by the university, but by each member of Marwood, both active members and alumni. By living at Marwood, we are perpetuating the life of an organization that we can honestly call our own.

For more information please contact the Marwood External Vice President

Need help with a class?

The members of Marwood are enrolled in a variety of different majors; you can always find someone to help answer a question. At Marwood we stress the importance of academics and all members are strongly encouraged to apply themselves to the best of their abilities.

Got all of your homework done?

Just walk down the hall and see who is hanging out or playing games in the front yard.

Need Exercise?

We participate in a variety of intramural sports against other cooperative houses.

Feel like relaxing somewhere besides campus?

The men of Marwood often pack up for a weekend of camping, paintball, or both.

House News

Elections 11-11-2019

Congratulations to all the members elected to leadership positions tonight! New Eboard: President Gaige Lucas, VP Jacob Minnette, Corp. Treasurer Colton Cooper, House Treasurer Carter Stephenson, House Manager Wade Burris, & Risk Manager Daniel Burtch

Activation 11-05-2019

Seven New Members were just activated! Congratulations to Matt Cave, Wade Burris, Colton Cooper, Daniel Burtch, Hayden Anderson, Mitchel Mayer, & Andrew Nelson