Second: Small Group Gatherings: (no more than 30 students to be effective) Objective: To create a culture within the complex that emphasizes community and our shared responsibility for one another. Involve student in a discussion where they help to establish expectations of their peers for righteous living and cooperation.
Mode of Implementation:
- Prepare packets or other venues to share basic information, such as; office hours, emergency contact information, lounge and laundry hours, etc. This is NOT a meeting to impart logistics nor rules pertaining to the complex.
- Plan to meet for no more than 45 minutes. You can have a great discussion in that time.
- Utilize the Student Living Video to set the stage for discussing the three principles of Student Living: Love, Shared Responsibility, and Mutual Respect. (Found on the Student Living main page www.byui.edu/studentliving ).
- Invite students to share insights from the video and their experience applying any of the principles in their apartments. Use good questions. Dig deep, ask meaningful and purposeful questions.
- "What does "Love" look like in an apartment?"
- "Why is "Love" an essential characteristic in an apartment?"
- "In what ways does our 'Shared Responsibility' extend beyond keeping the apartment clean?"
- How does keeping University guidelines demonstrate "Mutual Respect"?
- What happens when roommates are casual in their keeping of commandments or standards?
- Refrain from doing a presentation! This is intended to be a discussion. You can facilitate an entire discussion using only questions and follow with quotes from the Student Living Guidebook, scriptures, or other gospel resources. (For the Strength of Youth, etc.)
- You may consider dividing the time with Ecclesiastical leaders and invite a bishop or ward leaders to share in the development of a positive and righteous culture in the complex.