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Mission & Vision

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Integrate spiritual and secular learning to provide a foundation for a lifetime of learning.
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Assist young men and young women in developing character and integrity so they can provide leadership in all aspects of their lives.
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Provide a significant group of faithful and committed church leaders who will assist in building their families, their communities, and the kingdom of God, particularly in the Pacific and Asia.
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The mission of Brigham Young University–Hawaii 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.


Brigham Young University–Hawaii, founded by prophets and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, exists to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life and in their efforts to influence the establishment of peace internationally.

We seek to accomplish this by:

  1. Educating the minds and spirits of students within an intercultural, gospel-centered environment and curriculum that increase faith in God and the restored gospel, is intellectually enlarging, is character building, and leads to a life of learning and service.
  2. Preparing men and women with the intercultural and leadership skills necessary to promote world peace and international brotherhood, to address world problems, and to be a righteous influence in families, professions, civic responsibilities, social affiliations, and in the Church.
  3. Extending the blessings of learning to members of the Church, particularly in Asia and the Pacific.
  4. Developing friends for the university and the Church.
  5. Maintaining a commitment to operational efficiency and continuous improvement.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

A set of institutional learning outcomes was developed to assess the acquisition of academic characteristics necessary to fulfill this mission and vision. Accordingly, a BYU–Hawaii graduate’s preparation for a lifetime of service is demonstrated by:

  • Breadth and depth of knowledge
  • The thinking skills and character of a servant-leader, which are the ability to inquire, analyze, and communicate with the disposition to act with integrity, stewardship, and service.

Learning Framework


To be successful, preparation is key. Before class, study and develop a solid understanding of the course material. Try to construct an understanding of the big picture and how each of the ideas and concepts relates to each other. Where appropriate use study groups to improve your own and others' understanding of the material.


When attending class actively participate in discussions and ask questions. Test your ideas out with others and be open to their ideas and insights as well. As you leave class ask yourself, "Was class better because I was here today?"


Reflect on learning experiences and allow them to shape you into a more complete person; be willing to change your position or perspective on a certain subject. Take new risks and seek further opportunities to learn.