Brigham Young University (BYU, sometimes referred to colloquially as The Y) is a private, non-profit research university in Provo, Utah, United States completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. The university's primary focus is on undergraduate education but it also has 68 master's and 25 doctoral degree programs.
Approximately 99 percent of the students are members of the LDS Church and one-third of its U. Students attending BYU are required to follow an honor code, which mandates behavior in line with LDS teachings such as academic honesty, adherence to dress and grooming standards, and abstinence from extramarital sex and from the consumption of drugs and alcohol.
He believed that one of the school's greatest strengths was its religious nature and that this should be taken advantage of rather than hidden. Bateman was responsible for the building of 36 new buildings for the university both on and off campus, including the expansion of the Harold B. He was also one of several key college leaders who brought about the creation of the Mountain West Conference, which BYU's athletics program joined — BYU previously participated in the Western Athletic Conference.
During his administration, the university added a campus in Jerusalem, now called the BYU Jerusalem Center. A BYU satellite TV network also opened in 2000 under his leadership.
at which the children of the Latter-day Saints can receive a good education unmixed with the pernicious atheistic influences that are found in so many of the higher schools of the country." with classes commencing on January 3, 1876.
Warren Dusenberry served as interim principal of the school for several months until April 1876 when Brigham Young's choice for principal arrived—a German immigrant named Karl Maeser. The school, however, did not become a university until the end of Benjamin Cluff's term at the helm of the institution.
The planes crashed on a Tuesday, hours before the weekly devotional normally held at BYU.
He was the first BYU president to have a doctoral degree.
Harris made several important changes to the school, reorganizing it into a true university, whereas before, its organization had remnants of the Academy days.
The university also administers two satellite campuses, one in Jerusalem and one in Salt Lake City, while its parent organization, the Church Educational System (CES), sponsors sister schools in Hawaii and Idaho.
BYU's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the BYU Cougars.
Brigham Young University's origin can be traced back to 1862 when a man named Warren Dusenberry started a Provo school in Cluff Hall, a prominent adobe building in the northeast corner of 200 East and 200 North.