We, the members of the UU Campus Ministry Group in Davis, in order to build and strengthen community, grow spiritually, support one another, and have fun, covenant to:
Make this a safe space so we can share freely. As a safe space, we will be open and accepting and strive to support each other in our differences. All identities are respected and valued here and confidentiality for sensitive topics will be maintained. We will work together to call out non-inclusive language and ensure that all members feel welcomed and accepted.
Respect others talking and their silence. When others are talking we will wait until they are finished to begin speaking. Desire to speak may be indicated by a hand gesture. If someone wishes to not speak on a subject, their desire to pass will be respected and not questioned.
Share the floor/table. We strive to include others and refrain from dominating conversations.
Be attentive to the group and others. As part of a loving community, we will check in with our fellow members as necessary to ensure that they are feeling comfortable and free to speak.
Voice concerns as they come up. Concerns with the community shall be addressed in a timely manner with the appropriate people. Discretion is preferable if the situation involves specific people.
Respect and maintain our meeting place and community. We will all contribute equally to creating our campus ministry community, which means that we will all stay to clean up dishes at the end of meals and put away tables and chairs. If any tasks come up we will share them and ensure that one or a few people are not doing a disproportionate amount of work unless they desire to do so.