Our Mission

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 encouraging living its principles.
  • Providing a quality education for students of diverse interests and abilities.
  • Preparing students for lifelong learning, for employment, and for their roles as citizens and parents.
  • Maintaining a wholesome academic, cultural, social, and spiritual environment.

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.

Head shot photograph of Principal Jacob Spori.
Head shot of President John L. Clarke
Head shot of President Henry B. Eyring.
Head shot of President Kim B. Clark.
Head shot of Elder David A. Bednar.
Head shot of President Gordon B. Hinckley.