Title XI Housing
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 governs community housing to protect individuals from discrimination based on gender, race, religion, national origin, familial status, or disability. The Title IX Higher Education Act of 1972 governs BYU-Idaho approved housing. This Act allows educational institutions to maintain separate living facilities for the different sexes (20 U.S.C.1681.Sex). In 1988, a religious-tenet exemption letter from Bruce Hafen, then president of Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho), was accepted allowing BYU-Idaho to exclusively restrict access to its university approved housing to matriculating students (34 C.F.R. 106.12(b) Exemption). Therefore, only BYU-Idaho students are eligible to live in approved housing.