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BYU-Idaho Mission Statement

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.

The Inspired Vision for BYU-Idaho

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.
President Gordon B. Hinckley and President Henry B. Eyring at the news conference announcing the creation of BYU-Idaho

The Inspired Vision for BYU-Idaho

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.