Learner Success Services

Multi-Faith Space

No matter what your faith is, there's a space for spiritual practice right on campus.


The Multi-Faith Space is on the second floor of the downtown South Campus.

Hours:
Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Multi-Faith Room Procedures

All users of the room must read and follow the Multi-Faith Room Procedures. Breaking the rules could result in restricted access to individuals or a group.

PURPOSE

This document specifies usage of the designated Multi-Faith Space. It aligns with the Learner Accommodation Policy.

SCOPE

This document applies to learners, employees, and representatives of the College. It applies to all campuses, courses, program delivery modes, activities, services, and facilities.

COMPLIANCE

Employees (including contractors) and learners are responsible for knowing, understanding, and complying as it relates to their position, employment, or enrolment at the College.

PROCEDURES

The use of the designated Multi-Faith Space will be subject to review by the Director, Learner Success Services. Users must respect the following procedures:

1. Management

1.1. The Multi-Faith Space at Bow Valley College is managed by Learner Success Services. The responsible officer will oversee the approval of all bookings and inquiries about use of space. If approved by the responsible officer, the space may be made available for other purposes.

2. Space booking

2.1. Groups (10 or more people) must pre-book through Learner Success Services.

2.2. You can pre-book the Multi-Faith Space up to two weeks in advance. The College reserves the right to limit the number of times a group books the space to ensure the space is available for various groups and that sufficient drop-in times are also available. Exceptions may be considered for special events where booking is needed more than two weeks in advance.

2.3. Bookings can only be made by Bow Valley College learners and employees. You must be able to provide valid College identification while using the space.

2.4. Conflicts over the use of the space will be referred to the responsible officer for resolution or decision. In their absence, the appropriate vice president will act in their place.

2.5. Individuals do not need to pre-book space in the room and may use it on a drop-in basis as availability permits.

2.6. Individuals or groups wishing to use the room during a pre-booked time by another group may only do so if they are provided with prior permission from the pre-booked group.

2.7. If a pre-booked group does not show up within 15 minutes of their start time, the space becomes available to others and the pre-booking is no longer valid.

2.8. Groups are to complete their activities within the scheduled time.

2.9. The privacy of scheduled groups using the space must be respected. Individuals wanting to use the space should quietly wait outside of the room unless they have been provided with prior permission to use it at the same time.

3. Use of space

3.1. The Multi-Faith Space is designated for the primary use of spiritual practices. This includes, but isn't limited to, group or individual worship, prayer, and devotion. It can also be used for faith studies, educational events, groups related to religious practice, and spirituality for employees and learners of Bow Valley College.

3.2. Studying, sleeping, or using the space for anything other than the above (3.1) is not permitted. But room bookings for other purposes may be authorized by the responsible officer.

3.3. The main entrance/exit to the Multi-Faith Space must be kept clear at all times.

3.4. All persons and groups who use the space are required to leave the room according to the posted set-up requirements.

3.5. The maximum number of individuals will vary according to how the room is being used. Room capacities are posted in the space and users must observe posted limits.

3.6. Consumption of food and beverage is prohibited.

3.7. Burning of candles, incense, or other flame or smoke-producing materials is prohibited.

3.8. Symbols of faith must be removed after each individual or group use. The religious tone of the room must be neutral.

3.9. Any damages to space or equipment must be promptly reported to security.

4. Use of storage and equipment

4.1. Shelving is available in a closet space to leave materials related to your use of space (mats, publications, etc.). These items are not locked or supervised. Store them at your own risk.

4.2. All persons and groups must leave the furniture as they originally found it and leave the area tidy.

4.3. No decorating, notices, posters, faith symbols, etc. may be fixed inside the room.

5. Breach of Code of Conduct or other Multi-Faith Space procedures

5.1 Any alleged breach of College policies must be brought to the attention of the responsible officer or designate. The College reserves the right to withdraw or restrict access to individuals or groups for breaching College policy.

DEFINITIONS

Employees

A person who is currently employed by the College, hired to perform services.

Learners

A person who is currently registered as a learner at the College. For the purposes of this document, "learner" refers to applicants and learners, unless otherwise noted.

Representatives of the College

Employees, advisory or other committee members, or members of the Board of Governors.


Contact us

Learner Success Services

345 - 6 Avenue SE
South Campus, First Floor
403-410-1440
learnersuccess@bowvalleycollege.ca

Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
 

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