University Mission Statement

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Brigham Young University-Idaho was founded and is supported and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its mission is to develop disciples of Jesus Christ who are leaders in their homes, the Church, and their communities.

The university does this by:

  • Building testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and fostering its principles in a wholesome academic, cultural, and social environment.
  • Providing a high-quality education that prepares students of diverse interests and abilities for lifelong learning and employment.
  • Serving as many students as possible within resource constraints.
  • Delivering education that is affordable for students and the Church.

BYU-Idaho's strong sense of purpose is shaped by the insight and direction of visionary leaders. Through the inspiration that comes to BYU-Idaho presidents and leaders of our sponsoring institution, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we receive the guidance that helps us understand our mission and what we must do to make it a reality.

The Inspired Vision for BYU-Idaho

"The seeds we are planting today will grow and become mighty oaks, and their branches will run all over the earth."

       – Principal Jacob Spori

"They will be natural leaders who know how to teach and how to learn. They will have the power to innovate and improve without requiring more of what money can buy. Those graduates of BYU-Idaho will become ... legendary for their capacity to build the people around them and to add value wherever they serve."

       - President Henry B. Eyring

"I submit that this campus, with its adjoining buildings, may literally offer a foretaste of heaven with the imparting of knowledge, both secular and spiritual, with the encouragement of unselfish service, with the teaching of values that are everlasting in their consequence, and with faith in the Living God. I pray that it may be so."

       - President Gordon B. Hinckley

"I am convinced that this university is in this valley where our pioneer heritage is deeply ingrained, where the people are humble and faithful, so that we can be a proving ground of great fidelity for education that will bless the young people of the Church worldwide."

       – President Kim B. Clark

"As long as intellectual modesty, humility, gratitude, obedience, and frugality continue to characterize those who learn and serve at Brigham Young University-Idaho, then this university will shine forth ever brighter as a beacon of righteousness and of inspired educational innovation."

       – Elder David A. Bednar

"[BYU-Idaho] was founded upon the firm belief there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people."

       – President John L. Clarke