A few things to keep in mind:


The Commons is organized and staffed completely by volunteers

While recognizing that we live in a generally unsafe world, and that people are at many different levels of education and experience, we are committed to cultivating a safer space where many voices can be heard and any incidents can be discussed and processed as a community

Because we run this thing on a consensus model, all policies are up for discussion and revision


Code of conduct as of February 2016


  • Please don't use alcohol or other recreational drugs while at The Commons

  • Do engage only in consensual physical contact

  • Be mindful that words may have a different impact than your intent

    • Unwelcome remarks about gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion will not be tolerated

  • People engaging in threats of violence, deliberate intimidation, or sustained disruption of discussion may be asked to disengage or leave The Commons


If you have any questions, or experience any troubling behavior, please speak directly with the volunteer onsite (identified by their stick-on name tag), or you may contact us

Thank you!!