Legal Disclosures and Select Institutional Policies

Brigham Young University (BYU) is affiliated with and supported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church). BYU exists to provide an education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Nondiscrimination and Disability Accommodation

In compliance with applicable state and federal nondiscrimination laws (e.g., Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504), BYU does not unlawfully discriminate against applicants for admission based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Applicants who meet the requirements for admission and agree to abide by the Church Education System Honor Code are accepted for enrollment based upon their qualifications and available space. To maintain an educational atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a lawful admission preference is given to members of the Church in good standing.

Questions or complaints about unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct) may be referred to BYU’s Title IX coordinator. Questions or complaints about unlawful discrimination on any other basis listed above may be referred to BYU’s equal opportunity manager.  Individuals with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting BYU’s University Accessibility Center.  Complaints of unlawful discrimination may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Title IX Coordinator Equal Opportunity
University Accessibility
Tiffany Turley
1085 WSC
Provo, Utah 84602
(801) 422-8692
Collette Blackwelder 
D-282 ASB
Provo, Utah 84602
(801) 422-5895
2170 WSC
Provo, Utah 84602
(801) 422-2767

Campus Security and Fire Safety Reports

In compliance with federal requirements under the Clery Act, BYU publishes an annual security report and fire safety report. The report is available online or in a printed format upon request. Requests may be submitted to:

University Police
2120 JKB
Provo, Utah 84602
(801) 422-2222 

Miscellaneous Admissions and Enrollment Information

Summary information about some frequently asked questions is provided below.  Applicants may contact the Admissions Office for additional information and should refer to the BYU catalog and the University Policies Website for a full statement of applicable policies.  

Ecclesiastical Endorsements: Applicants for admission to BYU are required to obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement. An individual who lacks an ecclesiastical endorsement may request an exception to this policy. Requests for exception should be directed to the Executive Director of Enrollment Services and must clearly demonstrate to the university through the information submitted that the relevant facts and circumstances warrant an exception to this policy.

Misrepresentations in Application: Failure to provide complete and accurate information may result in rejection of an application for admission, revocation of an offer of admission, or dismissal from the university.

Missionary Deferrals: Individuals who intend to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prior to beginning study at BYU are encouraged to submit an application before departing for missionary service.  In most cases, applicants admitted to BYU may defer enrollment for a Church mission. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Privacy of Student Education Records: BYU has an institutional student privacy policy that complies with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This policy is printed in the university catalog. It is the policy of BYU to share students’ education records with other CES Institutions as needed.

Second Undergraduate Degree: Because of enrollment limitations, BYU will not admit an applicant to a bachelor's degree program who has previously received a bachelor's degree.