Professional Policies

1. Current BYU students will contact you to connect over lunch. If you are unavailable for lunch, consider connecting through a phone call to answer the student's questions.

2. Feel free to decline the lunch if you don't feel you are well matched for this particular student's needs. Remember, you are not obligated to offer employment opportunities.

3. You and the student must travel independently to a public setting for lunch.

4. Mixed-gender matches are permitted at any restaurant on campus during daylight hours and are encouraged to take place in groups.

5. If you are meeting for lunch, please pay for both your lunch and the student's.

6. Feel free to share experiences and advice that you think would be helpful for educational and career choices.

7. All participants are expected to be living the standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

BYU Liability Statement

The BYU Student Alumni Association offers an alumni service program known as “BYU Connect” (formerly known as 'Take a Cougar to Lunch') whereby BYU alumni take BYU students out to lunch at the expense of the alumni and mentor the students in connection with career interests. The BYU Student Alumni Association only acts to facilitate contact between prospective participants and makes no representations concerning the quality of the participating alumni, students or the service program. BYU does not accept any responsibility for personal injuries, damages or loss caused or sustained by participants in this program.

Participation in this service program is strictly voluntary. Alumni and students who choose to participate in this program are expected to exercise good judgment while participating. Students should not participate in any activity that makes them feel uncomfortable and should secure personal items before beginning the activity. Students should notify program directors immediately if they have concerns.

Please click the “I agree” button below to confirm that you have read and understood this page and that you agree to conduct your participation in this program in accordance with this liability statement and, further, that you agree to comply with all applicable policies and procedures connected with the BYU Student Alumni Association “BYU Connect” program. If you do not agree to the terms specified above, you will not be eligible to participate in this program.