Democratic Budgeting Principles

Student Organization Leadership (SOL) Council Classes

Councils governing student fees are responsible for the ethical use and management of the fees. SOMeCA Councils studied, analyzed, and created Principles of Democratic Budgeting.

Accountability

Responsibility of upholding your role in the organization and upholding the organization's integrity through ethical budgeting practices.

Transparency

The honest commitment to making budgeting processes understandable, available, and accurate for members of the organization and the communities they serve.

Deliberation

Effective communication of diverse perspectives through constructive dialogue to facilitate informed and responsible decisions.

Selflessness

Ethical decisions are free of self-interest and ego. Decisions are based on what the organization identifies as their needs leading towards community transformation.

Vision

Ensuring long-term sustainable planning by intentionally allocating financial resources and proactively adapting to anticipated and unanticipated needs.