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BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. Students at BYU are taught the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which gospel encourages the pursuit of all truth. President Gordon B. Hinckley said of BYU:

Here we are doing what is not done in any other major university of which I am aware. We are demonstrating that faith in the Almighty can accompany and enrich scholarship in the secular.

Elder Rasband shakes hands with students after the devotional

Elder Ronald A. Rasband, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church, spoke about how to live with integrity, especially in the professional world. He shared what he learned from his friendship with Jon Huntsman, Sr.

Dr. Julie Crockett

Dr. Julie Crockett, associate professor in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, spoke at Tuesday’s Devotional about maintaining individuality on the quest for perfection.

Elder S. Gifford Nielsen

Elder S. Gifford Nielsen spoke to BYU students about life lessons from The Cougar Song at Tuesday's devotional. He described people who embody the teachings of the song. 

Ben Ogles

Ben Ogles, dean of The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, spoke against sexual assault and advocated for consent at Tuesday’s BYU Devotional. 

Elder LeGrand R. Curtis

Elder LeGrand R. Curtis, Jr. explained one of the most important things he learned while at BYU was that great revelation happens when the mind and heart work together.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered the Devotional address. He spoke about why we all needed a Savior, and how that can impact us this Christmas season.

Elder M. Russell Ballard

​Elder M. Russell Ballard, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints answered questions from Latter-day Saint young single adults at this week's BYU Devotional. 

Wilford W. Andersen

According to Elder Wilford W. Andersen, there are two ways to escape the pride cycle: we either move closer to God and or toward further despair.

Carolyn Billings

Carolyn Billings, director of Sports Medicine, spoke about how to stay with Christ during personal struggles. 

Elder Carl B. Cook

Elder Carl B. Cook, General Authority Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, invited listeners to put off the natural man