Please read the Guidelines for Community Life at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium. In order to attend the Triennium you must read, understand, and agree, by checking the “I agree” box on your participant information form.
This week we will be living together, youth and adults, in Christian community. Christian community is based on love, respect, trust, and support. Each of us as a member of the community is important. By signing the Triennium Covenant, we promise to abide by the following guidelines for the life of this community.
- Respect the rules and property of Purdue University.
- Refrain from the use of alcohol and other illegal drugs during the Triennium.
- Refrain from smoking in residence halls and prohibited areas of other campus buildings.
- Refrain from sexual behavior including sexual intercourse or other inappropriate sexual activities (to the spirit of the Triennium) with a partner other than your spouse.
- Participate in all scheduled Triennium activities and honor all meeting times.
- Wear name badges and wristbands at all times.
- Meet daily with my assigned residence hall group.
- Follow the curfew rules as they are communicated in the schedule or by community announcements.
- Sleep in my assigned room so that I may be reached in case of an emergency.
- Play audio equipment with the consideration of others in mind.
- Do not travel off the university campus unless accompanied by an adult and only during official “free” hours.
- Understand that weapons of any type are prohibited on campus, at the airport, or in transit to and from the event.
- Refrain from using cell phones and MP3players in any scheduled event (worship, small group, covenant group) and covenant to silence cell phones during scheduled events unless invited otherwise by the leader.
- Covenant to FIRST contact assigned Adult Advisors or PYT Community life staff in the event of an illness or injury.
- Covenant to demonstrate the depth and width of Christ’s love and mercy to my fellow Triennium participants; listening with interest, behaving kindly toward others, casting aside judgment, sharing my thoughts and faith and working to be compassionate and full of grace.
- Using “downtime” to sleep, rest, reflect on the day’s events and my relationship with others, with the church and with God.
- Worship with the posture of eagerness and readiness; listening for the Spirit’s movement and seeking to understand how God’s word as spoken and proclaimed at the Triennium might connect with me and my life.
- Refrain from using hateful language, profanity, racial slurs, profane terms and words that hurt or emotionally injure another Triennium participant or Purdue staff person. In a community based on Christian love, respect, trust, and support, each Triennium participant is responsible for their own actions. However, if any member of the community continually demonstrates a lack of love, respect, trust, and support for themselves, others, or the property of the community, then they may be sent home at the sole discretion of the Triennium leadership and at their own expense or the expense of their parent or guardian if they are a minor.