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Diversity Statement


    Brigham Young University–Hawaii is founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The university’s mission is “to integrate both spiritual and secular learning, and to prepare students with character and integrity who can provide leadership in their families, their communities, their chosen fields, and in building the kingdom of God.

    It is the university’s judgment that, in order to effectively fulfill its educational mission, BYU- Hawaii intends to provide its students the opportunity for spiritual and secular learning from other students with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. The university must prepare a diverse group of students to provide the necessary leadership in students’ families, their communities, their chosen fields, and in building the kingdom of God.

    To this end, the university welcomes qualified students of various talents and backgrounds. This includes individuals with geographic, educational, cultural, ethnic, and racial differences and those with physical and mental disabilities. The university seeks students who relate together in such a manner that they are “no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.” (Ephesians 2:19)