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As a member, you'll get access to dozens of games under review, event discounts, and more. 

The Reacting Consortium is a supportive, one-of-a-kind community of practice. Our institutional and individual members are committed to engaged teaching and learning. Together, we explore new possibilities with imagination, inquiry, and engagement. 

What is the Reacting Consortium? 
Why join? 
Institutional vs. Individual Membership
Payment Options
Sliding Scale Rates 
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Note: Please use your institutional email address when registering for membership! Failing to do so can result in delays in your membership approval. 


The Reacting Consortium is a nonprofit consortium of institutions and individual instructors united under the common belief imagination, inquiry, and engagement are essential features of teaching and learning. Read more about the history and mission of the Reacting Consortium here


There are many reasons to become a Reacting Consortium member, including the benefits listed below. Moreover, your membership helps sustain and advance Reacting as a pedagogy. It helps us maintain the standards of exhaustive review of games-in-development (did you know that published games have gone through at least 3 separate rounds of editorial review and revision?). It allows us to run conferences, apply for grants, and to answer hundreds of questions from faculty each semester.


Institutional Membership is held in the name of a college or university, and the benefits of institutional membership apply to the entire staff and faculty of the institution. Institutional membership is intended to support schools as they integrate and expand their use of Reacting to the Past and engaged pedagogies. 

The person who registers for the institutional membership will be the point person (or 'bundle administrator') for the institutional membership by default. Any 'bundle administrator' can add other faculty and staff to the institutional membership, to ensure that they enjoy the benefits of membership. You can change the bundle administrator at any time. Either from your account profile page, or by emailing mprovo@barnard.edu

Individual Membership is designed to support educators using Reacting to the Past on their campus, & for those who wish to help advance the mission of the Reacting Consortium. The benefits of individual membership apply only to the named registrant. Annual individual membership runs for 12 months from registration. We also offer 5-year and lifetime individual memberships. 

  •  Full access to the Reacting Consortium Library
    • Expanded Instructor materials for published games 
    • Student and Instructor materials for 30+ games in development
    • Resources on assessment,  rhetoric, grading
  • Discounts on the registration fees for certain conferences
  • Editorial guidance and play-testing support for game authors
  • Special discounted rates for institutional members hosting Reacting workshops 


We accept all major credit cards, check, and e-transfer. We encourage individual members to pay by credit card if possible. 


As part of our commitment to equity, we are proud to offer a sliding fee scale for individual membership to enable all interested instructors to join.

Current Annual Income       Membership Rate                                                           
A - Over $100,000      $150
B - $75,000 - $100,000      $100
C - $50,000 - $75,000      $75
D - $25,000 - $50,000         $50
E - Under $25,000      $25


"We renewed our Consortium membership [because] a number of our History department faculty are now using Reacting, and our Arts and Letters Dean is also interested in the pedagogy. In History, we see it as offering potential to reinvigorate our gen ed classes and to use high impact learning practices in classes of all levels."
-- Institutional Member

"The main reason I renewed is because I regularly use published and unpublished games in my courses—in fact this is my 15th year doing so! I also appreciate the scaled membership fees." 

-- Individual Member

"We renewed our membership because we have a modest but growing and active group of Reacting faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates we continue to foster. We also renewed to have  access to the resources and communities through the Reacting Consortium."
--  Institutional Member

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