We are united by our common primary identity as children of God (Acts 17:29; Psalm 82:6) and our commitment to the truths of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ (BYU Mission Statement). We strive to create a community of belonging composed of students, faculty, and staff whose hearts are knit together in love (Mosiah 18:21)
At Brigham Young University (BYU) “we strive to create a community of belonging…where all relationships reflect devout love of God and a loving, genuine concern for the welfare of our neighbor…and our interactions create and support an environment of belonging” (BYU Statement on Belonging). At times people may experience discrimination or harassment, or other behavior that is not in alignment with the Church Educational System Honor Code or the Nondiscrimination Policy.
"Any abuse or prejudice toward another because of nationality, race, sexual orientation, gender, educational degrees, culture, or other significant identifiers is offensive to our Maker! Such mistreatment causes us to live beneath our stature as His covenant sons and daughters!"
- President Russell M. Nelson (Choices for Eternity)
BYU prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age (40 and over), disability, genetic information, or veteran status (Legally Protected Status). BYU prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment, education, and all university-sponsored programs or activities. This prohibition applies to acts of unlawful discrimination by or against university employees, students, and campus visitors, including applicants for employment or admission.
As an educational institution sponsored by and affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the university gives a lawful preference in employment and admissions decisions to qualified, faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ in good standing. In addition, all students and employees, regardless of their legally protected status, personally commit to observing conduct standards based on the religious tenets of the Church of Jesus Christ.
The Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy applies to all university students, faculty, administrative and staff employees, volunteers and representatives, and campus visitors.