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Undergraduate Education's Statement on Inclusion and Diversity

Office of Undergraduate Education

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others, and in light of the ensuing civil unrest, the Office of Undergraduate Education at Brigham Young University is determined to help fulfill the charge issued by BYU President Kevin J Worthen “to address injustice and to truly love one another.”

We are committed to providing our students with a general education that trains students to recognize their own prejudices, develop empathy, serve in their communities, and give voice to those who are treated unjustly. We recognize that we have an opportunity and obligation to do more to prepare our students to meet these challenges and to be forces for good in the world.

To accomplish these goals, we are firmly committed to building on and expanding our diversity requirement in our General Education program. We are developing plans to better prepare our students to understand systemic racism, confront their own biases, and work toward racial equity at the university. Our efforts are dedicated to helping all students succeed, and to prepare them to lead their communities to find solutions that will help us all unite for peace and justice.