Here are some ideas to consider in choosing a meeting location:
1. Choose a well-known place that is easily accessible. Student unions, commons, student centers can be effective locations. High traffic areas where the group can be seen weekly helps others be aware of your presence.
2. Commuter campus groups should choose a location on campus that is accessible and easily found. Meeting on campus will help your group establish a campus identity.
3. It is helpful to meet consistently in the same location. Try to avoid a situation where you will frequently be moved from one room to another.
4. If you use a campus chapel or religious center, you may need to consider if you will be too closely associated with denominational campus ministries.
5. The meeting place should be free from outside noise and distraction (e.g., not next to a bowling alley, video games, loud band, open to heavy traffic area).
6. Consider the atmosphere of the room. A classroom will create a more formal, academic atmosphere than a lounge.
7. A carpeted room with moveable chairs has many advantages and versatility for meetings.
8. Consider selecting a room that has access to a piano and audio-visual equipment.
9. The size of the room should be appropriate to your group; not so big that you “rattle around” in it, but large enough to allow for growth. If you reach 80% of the room’s capacity, look for a bigger meeting space.
10. You won’t ever meet all of these standards, so select a location that meets most of your needs and be creative to make the best of it.