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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.

BYU Devotional Speaker Brianna Magnusson

As mortal beings, we have an imperfect knowledge, so we need to trust in God and expand our knowledge through personal revelation. How do we do that? Professor Magnusson outlined a few steps.

Rob Barrett

“As children of our Heavenly Father, we must make more effort than to simply ask Him,” said Barrett. “We must put forth effort and prepare before He can guide us.”

women's conference 2018

It’s impossible to get to every class at BYU Women's Conference, but here are a few inspiring highlights.

Elder and Sister Gong speak at BYU women's conference

Sister Susan L. Gong and Elder Gerrit W. Gong spoke in Friday afternoon’s closing session of BYU’s Women’s Conference. They each discussed how participants in Women’s Conference can take what they learned during the conference to minister to those around them.

BYU Women's Conference Attendees

During Friday morning’s session of BYU Women’s Conference, Jennifer Brinkerhoff Platt spoke about following Christ’s example to love one another. 

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Following changes at General Conference, Elder Neil L. Andersen, of the Quorom of the Twelve Apostles, shared examples of what Christlike ministering looks like and how we can help those around us grow closer to God.

Michael Dorff

Dr. Michael Dorff, department chair of Mathematics, encouraged students to see things and people differently at Tuesday's Devotional address.

Elder Kim B. Clark

Elder Kim B. Clark, Church Commissioner of Education of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, encouraged students to welcome God's plan into their lives at Tuesday's BYU Devotional.

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.