First: Apartment Visits
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.
Mode of Implementation:
- 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 One: “Building Zion Together” found in the Student Living Guidebook.
- Lesson Two: “Apartment Unity” found in the Student Living Guidebook.
- Lesson Five: “Personal Honor and Integrity” found in the Student Living Guidebook.
- “Becoming Through Student Living” found in the Student Living Guidebook.
- 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.