(i.e. Limited showers, different foods, simple living, minimum to no cell phone/computer usage)
(i.e. Foreign language proficiency, travel experience, fund raising experience)
Upon acceptance to the L.O.V.E. Program, participants will be expected to attend weekly meetings and other team functions and fundraising events. These are mandatory and serve to strengthen the team dynamic. Failure to attend meetings will result in being removed from the team. Participants are responsible for the total cost of the project. Participants are also required to help with fundraising efforts made by the team. Any funds not fund raised by participant are his/her responsibility. In the event that a participant is unable to attend the project, he/she still must pay all non-refundable expenses incurred on his/her behalf. CMSA will not tolerate any use of drugs or alcohol on any L.O.V.E. trip. Any use of drugs or alcohol, whether or not the participant is 21 years of age, will be considered a violation of this policy and will result in termination of his/her participation in the project (i.e. Being flown home at his/her expense) and a formal hearing before the Dean of Students upon his/her return. Dating between participants or among members of the communities we serve is prohibited during the project. Participants are also asked to refrain from blatant separations among the group of a few individuals (i.e. cliques) or any action that results in a breakdown of community. This is in respect for community living which is hindered by individuals who are not open to the entire group. While participating on the trip, community living, simplicity, service and daily reflections are all expected from each person. Each participant is asked to come out of their comfort zone for the betterment of their fellow students and the community they have immersed themselves in.