The all new 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 winter 2019 semester is Mental Health. Interdisciplinary teams of five will present their ideas before a panel of judges after creating a way to promote healthy lifestyles and improve mental health issues among students. 

Come to the Kickoff Event 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. But 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 and 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. Feb. 28, 2019  •  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM  • Crossroads Stage Area

Feel free to contact the ELEVATE Council with questions at

Sarah Hibbert Johnson 
Emilee Wright 
Dylan French 

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