The spirit of Brigham Young University–Hawaii is illuminated by the radiance of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Men and women from throughout the Pacific Rim and beyond gather to BYU–Hawaii because they are committed to strong moral and ethical values, and they wish to learn and work among others who share this same commitment. Students serve in leadership positions in church wards across campus, developing faith, charity, and a sense of caring toward one another. Faith-building religion courses also foster spiritual growth and doctrinal understanding. Each week, the University ohana (family) gathers together for Devotional, a general campus assembly where outstanding speakers teach with words of inspiration. Thus, graduates embark not only with sound minds, but also with profound character and deep faith.