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BYU Statement on Belonging

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) where:

  • All relationships reflect devout love of God and a loving, genuine concern for the welfare of our neighbor (BYU Mission Statement)
  • We value and embrace the variety of individual characteristics, life experiences and circumstances, perspectives, talents, and gifts of each member of the community and the richness and strength they bring to our community (1 Corinthians 12:12–27)
  • Our interactions create and support an environment of belonging (Ephesians 2:19)
  • The full realization of each student’s divine potential is our central focus (BYU Mission Statement).

BYU Office of Belonging

BYU Careers & Experiential Learning Commitment 

We embrace values and behaviors conducive to diversity, equity, and belonging. We seek to understand the unique stories and experiences of diverse individuals. We facilitate conversations to learn from others who promote social awareness, open-mindedness, and kind engagement. We encourage compassion and mutual respect in our work with students, faculty, staff, and employers.


We help students become more kind, open, and conscientious citizens as they prepare for continued learning and service beyond BYU. We advance diversity, equity, and belonging with students and employers in the following ways:

STUDENTS
We support diversity, equity and belonging among students by:

  • Fostering opportunities for students to increase their awareness and understanding and to engage in active learning with others
  • Creating safe spaces for students to listen and have open dialogue
  • Preparing students for experiences with diverse others on their professional paths
  • Identifying career resources and providing strategies for underrepresented groups in their career development

EMPLOYERS
We support diversity, equity and belonging with employers by:

  • Facilitating connections with underrepresented groups through campus events and club activities 
  • Sharing BYU data and initiatives with transparency
  • Collaborating on opportunities to educate students about the current social climate in the workplace
  • Gathering industry insights to better inform our offerings and services

Get Connected

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Let us connect you with clubs and organizations on campus to ensure a diverse recruiting experience. Contact Will Tenney (william_tenney@byu.edu) for more information.

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