Objective: Create an intimate setting where managers and teaching companionships can engage students in a guided discussion, see their apartment up close, and observe early roommate interaction.
- Invite student employees or volunteers, assistant managers or property managers, and/or ecclesiastical leaders (e.g., bishops, elders quorum presidencies, Relief Society presidencies) to serve as teaching companionships.
- Assign each companionship to a specific number of apartments. Set aside enough time for each companionship to spend approximately 20 minutes in each assigned apartment.
- Emphasize to the companionships that apartment visits are to be conducted in a way that truly engages roommates in a discussion. This can be accomplished most effectively through inspired questions that prompt roommates to consider the practical application of gospel-centered principles.
- Prepare each companionship to discuss any one of the following topics:
- The guiding principles of Student Living (love, shared responsibility, and mutual respect) and how they are manifested in the apartment (see “Guiding Principles” in the Student Living Guidebook).
- Lesson: How can I build Zion in my own apartment?
- Lesson: How can I show love for my roommates in practical ways?
- Lesson: What does it mean to be my brother's keeper?
- Lesson: In what practical ways can I exemplify mutal respect in my apartment?
- Lesson: How can I become a better roommate?
- “Becoming Through Student Living”.
- Provide each companionship with goal sheets to distribute to the apartments and ask them to invite roommates to set goals consistent with the topic(s) discussed.
- Ask each companionship to invite roommates to hold regular Apartment Council.