Student Policies

1. Contact the mentor by e-mail or phone within 24 hours. Explain your interest in meeting with him or her and set up a time to meet for lunch or set up a phone call to connect.

2. You and the mentor must travel to and from the public restaurant separately.

3. A mixed-gender match is permitted at any restaurant on campus, during daylight hours only, and is encouraged to take place in groups rather than one-on-one.

4. Over lunch, you can ask questions, present your resume for critique, and learn the value of networking. For this one-time mentoring session, the mentor will pay for your lunch.

5. 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.