Univ. co-op GUIDE (English)

Services

General Store

We provide a wide selection of stationery supplies, drawing materials, athletics wear, lab coats, electronic dictionaries, food and beverage products, and other necessities which are essential for campus life. Students and faculty members can also order products which are not available in the store. Please ask the co-op staff for details.
Co-op members can also use photocopy machines that are located near our stores.


Bookstore

With the co-op membership card(Tuo Card below), you can buy books, textbooks and magazine at a 10 percent discount. With the co-op membership card(Paper Card),you can do the same at a 5 percent discount. You can also order books (including foreign language books) through the co-op bookstore.


Cafeteria

Healthy and balanced meals are offered at a low price. Various dishes can be enjoyed at the cafeteria, including set menu, daily specials, noodle dishes and curry rice.

Co-op cafeterias are based on self-service system. A person will have a tray to select the food that they want and pay at the check out. They will be given receipts with nutritional information printed on them.

We provide meal cards that are purchased in advance, and regularly report students’ eating habits to their parents/guardians on the website ”My Page”.


Agency Services

Housing Service

We provide referrals to secure and safe housing for students who live away from their family. We have contracted with the university about the affair.

Ticketing Service

JR tickets, flight reservation (domestic and international), hotel bookings and various types of tours can be arranged through co-op.


Student Mutual Benefit

The mutual benefit system based on members’ mutual support spirit covers the students’ 24-hour life. The premiums are relatively lower than those for general insurance. For details of the system, please ask the co-op counter.

Benefits

There are many benefits to becoming a member of a university co-op. By becoming a member, you will be able to enjoy your co-op’s best benefits which are reserved for the co-op members.

You can always get discounts for books (5% or 10%) and CDs and DVDs (10-15%) at the co-op stores. Co-op stores have a selection of goods which is needed for campus life, such as stationery, computers, general merchandise and food products. Members can consult and order books and computers not only directly at co-op stores, but also through telephone or website and still enjoy the discounted member prices.

Osaka City university co-op allow you to get co-op member prices at caféterias and dining halls. Member prices also apply for some other co-op services. Please ask your co-op for details.

As a co-op member, you are also able to influence your co-op activities in many different ways. For example, by joining Student Committee, you are able to participate in the development of our activities and improving our services.

How To Join

Students and faculty staff become members by paying a one-time investment fund (share) and they can use co-op stores and services afterwards. The amount of investment fund is 30,000 yen, which will be fully refunded upon graduation or withdrawal from the university.

Co-op members are also the owners, which means that they can participate in the decision making process. Once a year, members attend the annual general meeting, approve the annual budget and financial statements, and elect board of directors and supervisors.

Tuo Card

Co-op members may choose between the co-op membership card (paper card) or Tuo Card when they apply for membership. Tuo Card is a credit card for making purchases at co-op stores and cafeterias.

Learning self-management habits and financial responsibility while still attend the university is very important for students in an increasingly cashless society. Therefore, Tuo Cards are provided as a means of credit use training.


Membership Card


Tuo Card


Paper Card