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Spring 2019 New Student Mentor Handbook (Full)

Spring 2019 New Student Mentor Handbook (Full)

Sponsored by BYU-Idaho Student Support

Joy in



Finding Joy in the journey

President THomas S. Monson


Table of

4 Spirit Conference Schedule 36 Appendix

6 Get Connected Schedule 37 Building Resources

8 Semester Schedule 39 Campus Map

10 Purpose 40 Honor Code
12 Whats my role at GC 41 Student Services

12 Initial Contact

14 The New Student Parent Connections

15 Group Games

18 After Initial Contact

18 Mentor Connections

19 Debriefing

20 F.A.Q.

23 Using My Time Wisely

26 How do I begin Mentoring?

28 Curriculum

30 Contacting New Students

32 How do I become a better mentor?




A two-day experience that prepares all
Mentors and I-Reps for Get Connected.
The conference is vital to volunteers to be
trained on important logistics tied to Get
Connected, and also gain valuable spiritual
insight for their service.

Day 1 Day 2

Registration Breakfast
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Opening Social Training #3
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Training #4
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Keynote Session
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
4:05 PM - 4:25 PM Group Pictures
Training #2 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Spirit Challenge Training
Training #5
12:20 PM - 1:15 PM

Mentor Q&A Meeting
1:20 PM - 1:45 PM

Closing Session
1:50 PM - 2:15 PM

Spirit Challenge Instruction
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Spirit Challenge
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:05 PM - 4:30 PM




Introduce thousands of new students to
BYU-Idaho and its unique culture, connect
them to university resources, assist them
in making friends, and help them feel
comfortable adjusting to college life.


Day 1 Day 2

Morning Meeting/Breakfast Get Connected Late Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get Connected Registration Morning Meeting/Breakfast
8:00 Am - 5:00 PM 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

New Student Talent Show Auditions Living and Learning at BYU-I
9:00AM - 1:30 PM 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Volunteer Lunch Campus Connection Tours
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

New Student Parent Connections Mentor Connections/Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Meet Your I-Team Games Spirit of Ricks Showcase
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

BYU-Idaho President's Welcome Get Involved Fair
3:00 - 3:45 PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Academic Connections International Student Orientation
LOCATIONS (PG 35) 4:00 PM - 5 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Service Project
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

New Student Talent Show
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM




Help students grow, progress, and become
self-reliant. Through evaluating their needs
and connecting students to university
resources, New Student Mentoring will help
forster a successful transition to a student's
first semester experience.


Semester Schedule

GC Appreciation Dinner/Training Mentor Training
April 25 June 13

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM 6:00 PM

Mentor Training Mentor/Mentee Activity
May 2 June 20

6:00 PM 6:00 PM

Mentor/Mentee Event Mentor Training
May 9 June 27

6:00 PM 6:00 PM

Disciple Leader Conference Mentor Appreciation Dinner
May 17 July 17

4:30 PM 6:00 PM

Mentor Training
May 23

6:00 PM

Mentor Retreat
June 6

6:00 PM




Our Purpose is to increase student conversion
by connecting students to their University,
their Potential, and their Savior.

Questions to Ponder

Why do you want to mentor?
How will you make an impact on your new students?
How will you mentor them?
How will you include the Lord in your mentoring?




1 Connect to Their University

You are here because you understand the blessings
this University offers. Aid your new students by
helping them understand what this amazing school
has to offer. To connect your students to the
university, make sure your students know about the
resources and understand how to use them.

2 Connect to their Potential

Help your students understand their divine nature. We
are all children of God with the potential to become like
our Father in Heaven. Some students understand this
and some do not. No matter their background, they
must learn and be reminded of their divine worth and
potential and how this institution can help them.

3 Connect to THEIr Savior

You attend a holy university that has been dedicated
to the Lord. The Spirit of the Lord is strong on this
campus. The Spirit of Ricks is alive and is thriving here.
Help your students to recognize this and share it with


What is my role

During GC?

First Phone Call

• Call each of your new students to let them know who you are and what you do and
invite them to Get Connected.
• If someone else answers the phone, ask to speak to the new student. Make sure you
get the correct number for future reference as well.
• Give them your contact informativon. Tell them that you will be in contact with them
and that you look forward to meeting them.
If the new student is not receptive, give them an explanation of the program and let
them know that you are there if they need anything, but encourage them to attend Get


at The Door

Preprepration is key to success! Prepare with your partner and plan what you will do
before you go to the doors of your students. Make sure to roleplay beforehand. Pray
for each of your students by name. They all come from different backgrounds and
cultures. Make specific plans for where you are going to meet your group before Meet
Your I-Team.

You will recieve door hangers to give to your new students or to hang on their door
if they are not at their apartment yet. Write your information on your door hangers.
It should include your name,phone number, I-Team number, and a meeting place
and time for Meet Your I-Team. Some new students will live in the same apartment
together. Use one door hanger per apartment.

Introduce yourself. Hopefully you were already able to make contact with the student
so they were already expecting you. If they aren’t expecting you, let them know who
you are!

Tell them when and where you’re meeting, give them your contact information,
confirm their contact information and invite them to audition for the New Student
Talent Show.

Be sure to help them! Be prepared to help them with various things such as helping
them move in, showing them where places in Rexburg are, such as, where they can
buy groceries, clothes, books, etc.


The New student
Parent Connections

Friday, April 19
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM.
Hart Auditorium

1:30 PM: Students and parents meet in the Hart Auditorium
• What new students and parents can expect during the Get Connected
• Introduce Student Support and how we can help the student succeed

2:00 PM: MENTORS and NEW STUDENTS move to I-Center courts
• Get to know the students in your group
• Review the rest of the GC schedule and make sure everyone has one
• Make sure each new student has a wristband
• Arrange time to meet wiht your I-Team for the service project

2:00 PM: Parents stay in the Hart for History Video and reception


Group Games

DO NOT play any dangerous or innapropriate games, including Sushi Tag.

Captains Coming:

Assign one person to be the “Captain.” The role of the Captain is call out the actions and
dismiss the players who don’t do the actions quick enough or who break from character.
Once the captain calls an action, each player has 3-4 seconds to start performing the
action. If they don’t find a group fast enough or perform the right action, they are out of
the game. Example actions can include: “Captains coming!” (all salute the captain until
he says “At Ease”), “Hit the deck!” (fall on the floor on your stomach), “To the ship!” (run
to the right), “To the shore!” (run to the left), “Mess Hall!” (four players squat in a circle
like a sitting table and pretend to eat rapidly making loud eating sounds), “Bunk Beds!” (2
players, one person lays back down ont eh ground and holds up their arms. Second person
puts their head by the other persons feet and uses their hands to support themselvse.
The first person grabs their legs and holds them up), “Beached Whale!” (lay on teh ground
while acting like a beached whale and making weird sounds) “4 in a boat!” (3 people sit
in a row and row like a boat), “Crows Nest!” (three players stand backs to each other
and lock arms at the elbows to form the crows nest). Feel free to make up more creative

Ninja Destruction:

Players will stand in a circle, and place their hands together, the player leading the game
will say “Ninja Distruction!”. There, each player must strike a pose. Moving clockwise,
players take turns attacking their opponents by swiping at their hands , and must freeze in
place once their attack is finished. Defending players may dodge if they think they will be
hit, and must also freeze once the attack is finished. If a player is hit, the hand that is hit
is out but the other hand is still in. If a player misses, they must stop moving immediately.
When both hands have been hit, the player is out and must stand back until there is one
player left. The only player left is the winner.

Missionary Tag:

Everyone gets a partner and spreads out to leave room for running. Choose one pair to be
“it” and the “first person that person chases”. Giving a few seconds lead, the person runs
away from who is “it”. The chase starts, and the person running away can escape to safety
by linking arms with another person in a partnership. When that happens, the person in
that partnership who did NOT have their arm grabbed is the new victim, and runs for it! If
the person is tagged, the role’s reverse and that person is now “It”and chases the person
who previously was it. The only rule: you can’t hook on to a pair right next to the pair you
just left.


Castles and Beavers:

Divide all players into groups of three and have one left over. In each group of three,
designate two people to be the “castle” and one to be the “beaver”. The two form the
casstle by linking arms together with enough space for the beaver to fit in between their
arms, enclosing them with in the “castle walls”. The Game Host (the one selected), calls
out one of 3 commands; 1: “Castles!” 2: “Beavers!” or 3. “Castles and Beavers!”. When
“castle” is called, all playing the role of castle raise their arms over the beaver (who is
to stay put), and without letting go of their grip, run quickly to find another beaver to
place their arms around to protect. When “Beaver” is called, all beavers duck underneath
the arms of their castle (who stay put) to look for another castle for protection. When
“Castles and Beavers” is called, both castles and beavers run rampage looking for a new
group of 3. While any of these 3 names is called, the person in the middle is searching
for a beaver’s spot to steal. Each round, someone will always be left out, and they are
designated as the new person in the middle.

Knights, Princesses, and Dragons:

Form two lines at opposite ends of the playing area, and march towards each other
saying “We’re going to war! We’re going to win!” until they reach the center of the field.
The counselor in charge tells them to “HALT!” Each player should be facing a player on
the other team. On the count of three, the players perform one of three motions (the
whole team doing the SAME motion): DRAGON (arms raised above head, growling).
PRINCESS (arms low at side like you’re twirling a skirt, saying “oOOOOooOOO” in a girly
voice). KNIGHT (arms held in front like you are gripping a sword) Dragons beat princesses.
Knights beat Dragons. Princesses beat Knights.
The team that wins chases the losing team back to their starting position (find some way
to mark this area). If a losing team member is tagged, they join the other team and the
whole process starts all over.

Cat and Mouse:

Everyone but two people form a circle. The easiest way to do this is hold hands and back
up until the circle is tight. Those in the circle then let go of hands and they drop to the
side. One of the two people not in the circle is the cat and the other is the mouse. They
will begin on opposite sides of the circle. The mouse runs through one of the spaces in
the circle, the space gets closed immediately by those two people holding hands. If the
cat tags the Mouse, then they will become the new Mouse. The Mouse then chooses a
person to be the new Cat and takes their place in the circle. If the game goes on until all
the spaces are closed and one or the other gets trapped inside the circle, the Mouse wins
and the Cat chooses the new Cat and takes their place in the cirlce. If the circle is closed
and both are left either inside or outside, then the cat immediately wins and the mouse
joins back into the circle.


Finding Nemo:

Everyone will gather together in one room, and mingle among each other until they
are about an arm’s length away from everyone. While everyone closes their eyes, the
facilitator will walk among them and tap one person on the shoulder; this person will be
“Nemo”. The facilitator will instruct everyone to open their eyes; they will walk around,
introducing themselves in the following manner: “My name is ____; Are you Nemo?” For
the few first introductions, everyone will deny that they are Nemo and respond “No, my
name is ____; Are you Nemo?” After between five or ten times of lying in their introduction,
“Nemo” will respond affirmatively. The person who discovers Nemo will move behind them
and hold on to Nemo’s shoulders; as everyone else notices this, they too will rush to get
in line behind Nemo. The last person to get in line behind Nemo “loses”. Alternative: Add
a “Bruce”, who doesn’t reveal identity until the end of the game: everyone who is in line
behind Bruce loses

Do you love your neighbor:

Have everyone but one person sit in a circle facing each other. Have afore mentioned
person stand in the middle of the circle. Person in middle approaches a random
participant and asks, “Do you love your neighbor?” If participant responds affirmatively,
players on either side need to switch seats; participant in middle will try and steal one
of these seats. Whoever is left without a seat is the new person in the middle, and play
continues in a similar fashion. The participant, instead of saying “yes”, has the option
to say, “No, but I love anybody who…” They then insert some kind of description (i.e. has
visited Hawaii, is wearing blue, has broken a bone, etc.). Whoever fits the description has
to get out of their seat and run to a new one (NOT one right next to them). Whoever is left
without a chair is the new person in the middle, and play continues in a similar fashion.


after Initial Contact

Start a group chat with your I-Team using a platform such as Facebook Messenger,
Snapchat, Instagram, and occausionally GroupMe. Use the group chat to
communicate with you I-Team, organize activities, and to tell them about different
events going on. DO NOT use this group chat to relay the weekly curriculum
informaiton you are responsible for.

Mentor Connections/

Saturday, April 20
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Various Campus Locations

This is one the best opportunities you have to establish your purpose with your
students Before the semester begins. You and your partner will be assigned a room
for your Mentor Connections. During the Involvement Fair one of you will prepare
your room for Mentor Connections while the other one gathers your new students
and brings them to the room.
Before this event, create a lesson plan to debrief over the events of Get Connected
and help them understand your role in mentoring for the rest of the semester., and
address any questions they have. Feel free to be creative in your preparation to help
address your student's specific needs.


I-Team Debriefing

It is important to provide times for students to reflect on their experiences. Debriefing
sessions are as significant as the events that precede them because of the close relationship
between learning and reflecting. Debriefing helps us apply principles learned during events.
Try to hold debriefing sessions with every major event.

The questioning process is the core of debriefing, with the answers of the group being the
content of the session. Asking the right questions encourages participants to reflect, analyze
and communicate what they have experienced.

Your Role as a Facilitator Developing Questions

• Remember your role is to • Think of purpose and objectives.
facilitate, not present. • Ask open-ended questions(what, why, how).
• Ask one question at a time.
• Pose a question beforehand.
• Invite responses and feedback. Examples Questions
• Encourage all to participate.
• Be responsible for moving the • What observations do you have?
• What did you learn about yourself from
session along and providing
closure. this experience?
• Guard against small talk. • How did you feel when (insert a specific
• Provide pauses during the
discussion for people to think. observation)?
• Bear your testimony! • What new things did you learn?
• What thoughts or ideas came to your

mind when...?
• Why is that important?
• How can you apply that to our life?
• Why did you choose to come to BYU–

• What do you hope to accomplish during

your time here?


IS GET CONNECTED MANDATORY? can also meet your I-Team at the Meet
Please be careful when addressing Your I-Team session. Encourage new
this question! First, stress the students to meet their I-Team as soon
importance of attending Get as possible.
Connected and the great benefit it will
be in their lives. We want them to go WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF AN
for the right reasons. I-TEAM?
To introduce new students to other
The official wording we are asked to new students, help make friends, get
use is: “All new students are expected acquainted to BYU-Idaho, and build a
to participate in Get Connected.” support system with current student
Please avoid using any other language leaders to guide and answer questions
than this. throughout the semester.

An I-Team is a group of new students ACTIVITIES AT GET CONNECTED?
from a designated geographical Some examples are the New Student
boundary with two current student Talent Show, Academic Connections,
leaders that will lead them through Student Services Tour and I-Night. At
their BYU-Idaho Get Connected the Student Services Tour you will get to
experience, and the rest of their first know campus and key student services
semeseter. Your I-Team will have a and eat free food. At I-Night you will be
number assigned it and will carry a able to have fun with your friends that
flag with that number on it so you can you made at Get Connected, as well as
always find you group. meet current students. There will be

WHERE AND WHEN DO I MEET MY various activities throughout the BYU-I
I-TEAM? Center & Manwaring Center, and the
Your New Student Mentors will stop Hart building.

by with a door flyer, letting you know

your group meeting location. You


I-NIGHT? You can get your I-Number by logging
You can pay for I-Night at the door or onto Click
purchase tickets at the ticket office. on the “Profile” tab and it is located
The cost is $5, which gets you a $1 food under “Personal Info.” It is a 9 digit
coupon and a wristband that grants you number.
access to the activities.
What can parents attend?
Parents are invited to attend all activities WHAT IS INAPPROPRIATE
on Move-in Day. Parents stay at the BYU- FOOTWEAR?
Idaho Welcome, while the new students Flip flops and other casual footwear
attend the Meet Your I-Team. are inappropriate on campus. Refer to
the Honor Code, on page 18.
During Get Connected, you can get your STANDARDS DURING GET
I-Card in the Student Activities office right CONNECTED?
accross from the BYU-I Bookstore. After We encourage all parents, family,
school starts, you can get it in the MC and guests to observe the dress and
room 193. grooming standards while on campus.

You can get your I-Card weekdays from
8:30-5:00. We encourage students to get WHERE DO I BUY MY BOOKS?
their I-Card during assigned free time You can purchase your books in the
during Get Connected or after school University Store located on the first
starts. floor of the Manwaring Center.

You need your I-Card to buy your books, The ticket office is located on the
make copies/print, check out books first floor of the MC, as part of the
at the library, take tests, eat at The University Store.
Crossroads, ticketed events, and any
time you go to the Cashier’s Office. You WHERE IS THE KIMBALL BUILDING?
don’t need your I-card the first week. You The Kimball building is next to (east
can use a picture ID and your I-Number. of ) the Taylor Building. The Taylor
building has white bricks and looks like
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET MY I-CARD? a Church building.
You will need to know your I-Number,
and have a government-issued photo ID. 21
You must also be in compliance with the
dress and grooming standards.

You can find jobs on and off
campus by visiting the Human
Resource website at

If you get on Main Street and head
West, it will be on the right about 5
miles outside of town.

You can pay your tuition online using
an E-Check or Master Card. You can
also pay your tuition in person on the
1st floor of the MC room 198. VISA is
accepted only online.


On, click the “class
schedule” tab, and click “add/drop”.

How can I find out about weekly
campus activities?

An e-mail goes out weekly to your
student e-mail account that tells
about activities and events going
on throughout the week. There is also
the Master Calendar online at byui.

How do I find out what ward I am in?
Log into your, click the
“Profile” tab. It is under the “Personal
Ward” section.


Using My Time


Why is planning

Just as the anything that is of great worth, things must be planned. Even Heavenly
Father’s Plan of Salvation was “prepared from the foundation of the world” (Alma
22:13) We must prepare just as our Father in Heaven. You cannot help those that are
in need if you do not have a plan. Plan with your partner. Sets goals together on how
many of your new students you will visit, call, etc. to see how they are doing and if
they need help. Pray to find the one that needs you at this very moment. Your goal
is to increase student conversion by connecting them to their their university, their
potential, and the Savior. There are many ways to go about it.

weekly planning
with your partner

You should be planning weekly with your partne. Talk about each of your new
students, how each one is doing, what are their strengths and what can they
improve. Focus on the new students that want your help. Plan to reach out to new
students that you haven’t contacted in a while or didn’t go to Get Connected. You
should always be trying to increase your mentoring pool to bless all of the students
under your stewardship. What activities will you be doing with your new students?
Who needs the most help out of all of your new students? Who have you ran into
that might need your help? Who have you been thinking about?


Time management

Time management will help you with all aspects of life, including mentoring. Elder
Neal A. Maxwell said, “How we spend our time is at least as good a measure of us
as how we spend our money. ”The minimum requirement is 1 hour of service each
week, which is very achievable. Also make time to go to the Mentor Training Meetings
and Mentor Power Hours. You get as much as you give in mentoring, so give it your
all and Heavenly Father will shed tender mercies on your life.

Questions to Ponder

• Am I making enough time to mentor my students?
• When was the last time I weekly planned with my partner?
• How am I planning to be a mentor daily?


How Do I begin


Purpose of the
New Student Guidelines

The purpose of the New Student “One of the
Guidelines is to help new students to greatest values
become independent, self-reliant, and of mentors is
aware of all the different resources on the ability to see
campus. As you go week-to-week with the ahead what others
guidelines, students will be able to have cannot see and to
their eyes opened to a greater vision of help them navigate
their capabilities and will be armed with a a course to their
pattern they can follow throughout future destination.”
— John C. Maxwell
These are simply guidelines to help
direct mentoring efforts throughout the
semester. Mentoring and Ministering is
to be done on an individual basis but can
be held in a group setting of students. If
it is Week 6 and there is a student that is
having problems with understanding their
classes, redirect them to the information
under Week 3. These guidelines are to be
tools in aiding your new students. As you
use them, you will see how much the Lord

loves His students at BYU-Idaho.


Spring Semester Mentor Guidelines

Topic Tasks

Week 1: S: Invite your students to sit as an I-Team at
Apr 22 - 27

U: 1st week follow up - see how your

students are doing with classes and
getting adjusted

P: Host a cookie party and share your

testimony of BYU-Idaho

Week 2: S: Participate in a fast for your new students
Apr 29 - May 4
U: Attend a fitness class with your I-Team

P: Invite your students to check out the

tutoring center on campus

Week 3: S: Serve as the Savior would and go as an
May 6 - 11
I-Team to visit those new students you
have not met yet

U: Attend the New Student Mentor Event for

the month with your I-Team

P: Invite your I-Team to learn about academic


Week 4: Attend Disciple Leader Conference with your
May 13 - 18 I-Team and send us a photo as evidence.
Talk to your mentor coordinator for
28 information on discounted tickets

Topic What can I be doing every week?

Week 5: Tasks
May 20 - 25
S: Positively affirm the members of your

I-Team by letting them know something
you admire about them

U: Attend an LLB workshop of your choice

with your new students

P: Apply what you learned at the workshop

and make a plan to execute it

Week 6: S: Text your students an uplifting quote to
May 27 - Jun 1
encourage them during midterms

U: Find a new place on campus to hold your

study group

P: Host a study group and share learning


Week 7: S: Study the Come Follow Me lesson for the
Jun 3 - 8
week with your new students

U: Visit the Rick’s Garden as an I-Team

P: Send your new students President

Nelson’s most recent conference address

Take a picture and send it to your coordinator for any event or
gather you have with your students!


Spring Semester Mentor Guidelines

Topic Tasks

Week 8: S: Invite your students to write and send a
Jun 10 - 15
letter of gratitude to someone in their life.

U: Go check out the new ropes course on

campus and send us a picture

P: Let your students know about available

financial workshops on campus.

Week 9: S: Invite your students to stadium singing to
Jun 17 - 22
start off your week right
Week 10:
Jun 24 - 29 U: Attend the New Student Mentor Event for

Week 11: the month with your I-team
Jul 1 - 6
P: Attend the NSM Event
Super Saturday! Meet together with all the
other mentors to go do some mass
ministering! We will be happy to meet up
after and feed you! Your coordinator will
give you details as we get closer.

S: Write a letter to a deployed member of our

US military as an I-Team or individually

U: Art Appreciation! Take your new students

to go see the Spori Art Gallery or an event
in the Snow building

P: Celebrate our Country’s freedom on the

Fourth of July. Have fun!

Topic What can I be doing every week?
Week 12:
Jul 8 - 13 Tasks

Week 13: Take advantage of having a temple so
Jul 15 - 20 close by! Plan a picnic at the grass East
of the temple, or invite those that are able
to do some ordinances together!

S: Send out a gratitude text to your new

students sharing your experience with

U: Complete your Mentor/New Student

Satisfaction Survey

P: Attend Appreciation Dinner with your

partner & turn in your polo

Take a picture and send it to your coordinator for any event or
gather you have with your students!



In Person Meeting

The Mentor Hub: Rigby room 272. The central location for Student
Support. Where students and mentors can come together for stewarships
and where mentors and coordinators can meet. Feel free to meet in any
other safe and comfortable space.

Apartment Visits

These are especially effective for students who are hard to contact and those
who need extra help. The most personal contact and PRIORITY.

Phone Call

When visits aren’t an option, phone calls can be a personal way to reach
out to students and check up on them.


Last resort for contacting, but a great way to let someone know that you
are thinking of them.

Group Messaging

These are simply to plan events and group information. This is not an
acceptable way to contacting or stewardshipping.


HIgh These students need to be contacted
personally multiple times per week until
they are confident and self reliant.

MED These students enjoy the
social aspects of I-Teams but are mostly
independent, they should be followed up
with weekly.

Low These students are confident entering the
semester and may not be interested in
full I-Team participation.


BETTER Mentor?


Mentor Training

Every other week there is a training meeting held to go over the Guidelines for
the coming week. This meeting is MANDATORY. It is an opportunity for you to be
accountable for your efforts with your students, council together on how to help them,
and finding and caring for “the one”.

Mentor Power Hour

On the weeks there are no training meetings, the coordinators set aside an hour for
mentors to come into the Hub, Rigby 272, and get help with their students, including
making visits, contacting, and counseling about students. We want to see you! This
activity is the most important part of mentoring because this is where you put your
training into action.

Reflection Forms

Each week on Thursday, an email will be sent to every mentor for the purpose of
reporting on efforts they’ve made throughout the week, ask questions, and make
suggestions. These are essential for helping our program continue to be funded by
the University. It is the proof that miracles are happening and resources being used
properly. If they are filled out, you may come to the Mentor Hub on Friday between 3
p.m. and 6 p.m. and get a treat from the council!


We love to hang out with you! Join us at SodaVine every Thursday at 9pm! It is fun,
relaxed, and a great activity to invite students to.


Mentor Activities

Throughout the semester, many mentors like to organize events for their new
students. These can be social, educational, or spiritual outings. Social outings
include things like movie or game nights, bonfires, etc. Educational outings would
be things like going to Live Learn Become workshops, taking your new students to
the Tutoring Center, etc. And spiritual outings can include going to the devotional as
a group, going on a temple trip, or attending Disciple Leader Conference as a group.
You have a lot of freedom with your activities, so be creative! Just be sure that it
complies with the Honor Code. Mentor activities can be as frequent as you want
them to be.

New Student

As mentors, part of your responsibility is to have stewardships with your students.
A stewardship is when you sit down with your new students individually, see how
they are doing, and how you can best help them. It can be more formal or casual,
depending on what is best for that student. Have a stewardship with each new
student at the beginning of the semester, where you go over any worries they
have about the semester and where you can set goals with them. Toward the end
of the semester, hold another stewardship with them to see the progress they’ve
made! This is a good way to get to know each student better, and to start forming a
relationship with them. This does not have to be done with every new student. Only
the ones that are receptive.


Partner RElationship

If you have a good relationship with your partner, mentoring will be so much easier.
You don’t have to be best friends, but you do need to be able to work together. It
could be a good idea to get together with your partner a few times at the beginning
of the semester to get to know each other better. We want you to be able to mentor
as a partnership, when possible, throughout the semester. In order to do this, you
need to have regular contact with your partner to plan when, how, and who you are
going to mentor that week. If you have irreconcilable issues with your partner, please
discuss it with your coordinator to find possible solutions.

Ministering to
at risk students

As mentors, part of your responsibility is to have stewardships with your students.
A stewardship is when you sit down with your new students individually, see how
they are doing, and how you can best help them. It can be more formal or casual,
depending on what is best for that student. Have a stewardship with each new
student at the beginning of the semester, where you go over any worries they
have about the semester and where you can set goals with them. Toward the end
of the semester, hold another stewardship with them to see the progress they’ve
made! This is a good way to get to know each student better, and to start forming a
relationship with them. This does not have to be done with every new student. Only
the ones that are receptive.







We want the new students to feel at home here at BYU-
Idaho as soon as possible. Starting when you meet your new
students, explain the basics of the following to them:

I-Learn Parking Health Center
Printing Bulletin Board
I-Card Testing Center

Building Resources

Hart Kimball

Wellness Center Financial Aid
Racquetball and Basketball Courts Scholarships
Swimming Pool Cashiers Office
Workout Gym Adminstration
Records and Registration


Building Resources

Austin Building McKay Library

Get Your Car Fixed Tutoring

Benson Building Computer Help Desk

Wildlife Museum

Manwaring Center Smith Building

Testing Center Online Testing Center / Languages

University Store Snow Building

International Services Piano Lab

Lost and Found 3 Halls of practice rooms

I-Card (MC 193) Costume shop

Academic Discovery Center Spori Building
BCYoUpy-ISdpaohto Center Art Exhibits
10 Basketball Courts Chapman Hall
Indoor Track

Devotional every Tuesday 2:10 PM Academic Advising (Major Specific)

Building Hours

Testing Center Online Testing Center

Open 8 AM - 10 PM T-F Open 8 AM - 9 PM T-F

Closes at 6 PM on Mondays, 6 PM on Closes at 6 PM on Mondays
Saturdays, and for Devotional Tuesdays and 5 PM on Saturdays

Last test handed out 1 hour before Hart Building

Academic Buildings Open 5 AM - 11:45 PM M-S

Open from 6:00 AM - 11:30 PM Kimball Building

40 Open 8 AM - 5:00 PM M-F




Academic Honesty

We agree to be completely honest in all our dealings, including class
assignments and tests. This means we don’t plagiarize material,
fabricate or falsify information, or cheat.

Student Life

There is safety in abiding by gospel standards. We agree to abstain from
behavior that conflicts with the CES Honor Code, like immorality, pornography, violent
or sexually explicit entertainment or gambling. We also avoid situations which might
compromise our standards and tempt us unnecessarily.

Ecclesiastical Endorsements

We agree to visit with our bishop annually to certify that we are living in
accordance with the CES Honor Code and BYU-Idaho standards.

Church Attendance

We agree to participate and serve in student wards and stakes by consistently
attending Sunday services, family home evenings, and activity nights.

Dress and Grooming

As students and employees we agree to live by standards of being neat, clean
and modest in our dress and appearance as defined by living prophets.




Academic Support Centers

The Academic Support Center includes:
• Drop in labs for math, writing, reading and more
• Individual and group sessions
• Interactive tutoring videos, quizzes and tips on their website
• The Presentation Practice Center (PPC)
• The Tutoring Center

This resource can give the boost students need to find success in their academic endeavors.
Requesting and meeting with a tutor is free, easy and extremely beneficial. Tutoring requests
can be made on their website.

Activities and Student Life

Location: Manwaring Center 101
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for Devotional
Phone: 208.496.7300
E-mail: [email protected]


Location: Kimball Building 120
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for Devotional
Phone: 208.496.1300
E-mail: [email protected]


Alumni Office

Location: Manwaring Center 175
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for Devotional
Phone: 208.496.3300
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 208.496.5102

Career and Academic Advising

Career and Academic Advising can help students explore academic,
career and life options. Their services include helping students:
• Connect students to their faculty mentor
• Declare a college major, minor and/or clusters
• Develop career plans and career preparation skills
• Explore career and life opportunities
• Explore internships and full-time employment
• Make successful career transitions
• Plan and sequence classes
• Prepare for graduate school

Location: 129 Manwaring Center
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for Devotional
Phone: 208.496.9800
Email: [email protected]

Career and Internship Services

Career Services offers help to students in the following areas:
• Career preparation (resumes, practice interviews and career
• Employers and schools (internships and recruiting at BYU-Idaho)
• Events and recruiting (career fair, expeditions, living streaming)
• Job search (postings, tips and a job search tool)
• Networking (tips, Career Networking Center, Internship Service Missionaries)

Location: Manwaring Center 127A
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for Devotional
Phone: 208.496.9823

44 Email: [email protected]

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides free:
• Couple counseling
• Group counseling
• Individual counseling

These therapy sessions are held with licensed psychologists and social workers to help those
who may be struggling with mental health and behavioral issues or unmet emotional needs.
Anything discussed with a counselor will be held in strict confidence. These may include:
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Eating disorders
• Family of origin conflict
• Marital conflict
• Other distressing issues.
• Physical/emotional/sexual abuse
• Self-esteem issues
• Sexual assault trauma
• Stress management

*Students must be taking six credits to be eligible for services.
The Counseling Center also has an extensive self-help section on their website offering help
and resources to assist with almost 20 areas ranging from anxiety or ADD to stress and time

Location: SHC 200 - above the Student Health Center
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 208.496.9370
After Hours Emergency: 208.496.HELP or 208.496.4357

Fax: 208.496.9373

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office acts as an advocate for students. They can help students in
situations such as:
• Missing class for medical reasons
• Persisting trouble with a professor or campus office
• Serious illness or death of a loved one

They offer additional services such as:
• Background checks
• Dean’s certifications
• Help with sexual misconduct or title IX issues


For further information visit their website or call their office.
Location: 290 Kimball Building
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for Devotional
Phone: 208.496.9200
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 208.496.6200

Disability Services

Disability Services works with students with disabilities to provide reasonable accommoda-
tions in their academic environment. These opportunities may include, but are not limited to:
• Additional time for testing
• Assistive technology
• Distraction free environment for testing
• Oral testing
• Preferential seating
• Some E-Text or Audio textbooks
• Volunteer note-takers

Students begin the process by providing documentation from a licensed professional to the
Disability Services Office in person, by Fax or Email.

Location: Mckay Library 156 & 158
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for Devotional
Phone: 208.496.9210
Email: [email protected]

Fax: 208.496.5210


Housing and Student Living
Location: Kimball Building 240
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for Devotional
Phone: 208.496.9220
E-mail: [email protected]


Human Resources

Location: Kimball Building 226
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for Devotional
Phone: 208.496.1700
E-mail: [email protected]

International Services

The International Services Office is essential to the success of all international students.
Please refer international students to this office. International student requirements for credit
loads, financial aid, employment etc. are different than domestic students. Do not try to an-
swer their questions but instead direct them to the International Services Office.

Location: Manwaring Center 276
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for Devotional
Phone: 208.496.1320
Email: [email protected]

Presentation Practice Center

Location: Smith Building Room 368
Phone: 208.496.3719

Student Health Center / Pharmacy

The Student Health Center includes:
• Immunizations
• Laboratory
• Mission physicals
• Pharmacy
• Primary health care
• Radiology
• Tuberculosis (TB) tests
• Women’s health

Staffed by professionals, the Student Health Center’s goal is to provide the health care stu-
dents need to succeed. Most often they care for common conditions, but they can assist with
referrals to specialists as needed. The Student Health Center and Pharmacy bill most major
insurance companies. Their website is comprehensive and easy to navigate. Please refer to it
for non-pressing questions.


Location: BYU-Idaho Health Center - 100 Student Health Center Rexburg, ID 83460
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 208.496.9330
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 208.496.9333

Student Honor Office

Location: Kimball Building 270
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 208.496.9300
E-mail: [email protected]

Title IX

Location: Kimball Building 290
Phone: 208.496.9209

Tutoring Center

Location: David O. McKay Library 272 2nd Floor; East Wing
Phone: 208.496.4271

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center provides the following services for students:
• Blood lipid profiles
• Body composition tests
• Cardiovascular VO2 max
• Complete wellness assessments
• Fit4Life program
• InBody analysis
• Muscular strength and endurance test
• Nutrition analysis and counseling
• Personal trainers

Location: Hart 152
Office Hours:
Monday & Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Phone: 208.496.7491

48 Email: [email protected]

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