BYU-Idaho’s first core theme is “Building testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and fostering its principles in a wholesome academic, cultural, and social environment.”

Objective 1 - Strengthen Testimony

Help  students to strengthen their testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and more faithfully live in harmony with its teachings. Key indicators for Objective 1:
     • I read or study the scriptures daily.
     • I have daily personal prayer.

Objective 2 - Wholesome Environment

Help Maintain a wholesome environment.  Key indicators for Objective 2:
     • I feel the Spirit in my apartment.
     • Administrative personnel show concern for students.

Key Indicators for Objective 1: Strengthen Testimony


Data Source:  Religious Beliefs and Behaviors Survey
Expectation: At least 70 percent of students strongly or somewhat agree that they read or study the scriptures daily.
Status: The results have been consistently above the expectation of 70 percent for the past few years.
Notes: 2008-2013 surveys only included single students in the sample, so only showing results for students with a reported marital status of “Single” in the 2017-2019 results as well. The numbers exclude “Not applicable” responses.


Data Source: Religious Beliefs and Behaviors Survey
Expectation: At least 75 percent of students strongly or somewhat agree that they have daily personal prayer.
Status: The results have been consistently above the expectation of 75 percent for the past few years.
Notes: 2008-2013 surveys only included single students in the sample, so only showing results for students with a reported marital status of "Single" in the 2017-2019 results as well. The numbers exclude; "Not applicable" responses.

Key Indicators for Objective 2: Wholesome Environment


Data Source: Religious Beliefs and Behaviors Survey
Expectation: At least 70 percent of students strongly or somewhat agree that they feel the Spirit in their apartment.
Status: The results have been consistently above the expectation of 75 percent for the past few years.
Notes: 2008-2013 surveys only included single students in the sample, so only showing results for students with a reported marital status of "Single" in the 2017-2019 results as well. The numbers exclude "Not applicable" responses.


Data Source: Satisfaction Survey
Expectation: At least 75 percent of students strongly or somewhat agree that administrative personnel show concern for students.
Status: The result was above the expectation of 75 percent in 2017 but has been below 75 percent in 2018 and 2019.
Notes: The numbers exclude “No experience” responses.

Summary


Overall, data suggests that BYU-Idaho is successfully meeting the testimony and wholesome environment objectives for the first core theme.