The BYU-Idaho Story begins on a cold November day in 1888, when Latter-day Saint pioneers in the newly settled town of Rexburg gathered for the opening of a new academy. BYU-Idaho has steadily grown since that time to become Idaho's largest private University with a campus that spans 430 acres with over 40 buildings and 34,000 students attending every year. BYU-Idaho seeks to create a wholesome learning environment in which students can strengthen their commitment to their faith and receive a quality education that prepares them for leadership in the home, the community, and the workplace.
Brigham Young University - Idaho (BYUI) does not appear to utilize any social justice or critical race motivation. However, Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah has established a committee on Race, Equity, and Belonging. It is unclear what the goals of that committee will be, and there is no indication BYUI will follow suit.