Because we are a cooperative community, the SCA uses consensus as a decision-making process for all meetings except for corporate and house coordinator elections. 
At its most basic, consensus is the general agreement within a group. Consensus basics:

  • Consensus comes from the idea that the power for making a decision should be in the hands of everyone involved instead of the hands of a few.
  • All opinions, ideas, and concerns are taken into account.
  • There is no hierarchy in consensus, as it aims to be egalitarian.
  • Consensus strives to come to an agreement that works for everyone and adapt to everyone’s needs and concerns. This helps create better decisions for the group.

All members are required to take a consensus workshop to learn how consensus decision-making is applied in the SCA.

For more information about consensus, please visit Tree Bressen's Consensus Basics!