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Brigham Young University – Idaho

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
525 S Center St
Rexburg, Idaho
(208) 496-1411
Email address
School Information
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.
General Information
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.

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The objective of the Culture and Diversity in Education course is to "Understand multicultural education and be able to implement culturally responsive teaching practices in the classroom."
  • The university is offering a three-course online program on anti-racism and advocacy through Duke University and Stanford University.
  • BYU's Race and Ethnic Relations Syllabus (online) "examines the historical and social construction of race." One of the course outcomes is described as follows: "Identify and explain various sociological concepts and theories pertaining to race/ethnicity and racial oppression."
  • The mission of the Sociology and Social Work Department is to "develop knowledge and skills related to successful human interaction and function pertaining to society, culture, the social environment, and social justice."
Symbolic Actions
  • The Office of Compliance released a statement in regards to its commitment to diversity.
Last updated September 12th, 2023
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