The ELEVATE competition provides a unique opportunity for students from varied disciplines to work together to solve a social problem in an interactive process that cannot be found elsewhere on campus. ELEVATE will inspire students to find solutions to social problems and provide a chance for students to make a difference.

The topic for fall 2019 semester is Healthy Relationships. Interdisciplinary teams of five students will present their ideas before a panel of judges on how students can create and maintain healthy relationships by managing stress and harmful distrations.

Come to the Kickoff Event on October 3rd to learn more. You can meet other students interested in this competition and form teams there or you may bring a team of five students. Please keep in mind each team will need at least three different colleges represented. For example, if one student is from the Business Dept. that department is in the the College of Business and Communication. Each team will need to have at least three different colleges represented on their team of five students. BYU–I has six different colleges as well as the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS is the sponsor of this event). IDS students will be considered a seventh "college" for this event. Here is a list of BYU–Idaho departments and colleges: We can help put teams together at the kickoff event!

KICKOFF PIZZA EVENT:  Thur. October 3, 2019 • Crossroads Stage Area

Feel free to contact the ELEVATE Council with questions at


Adriano Carneir

William Fenn

Samantha Kunz

Gideon Miles

Sarah Patterson

Olivia Seamons

Brianna Wastlund

Lucas Watkins

ELEVATE ADVISOR - Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Dean:
Sister Caryn Esplin: