UNIV 101: BYU Foundations for Student Success, a New Chapter for BYU
Welcome to Brigham Young University! During your first year here at BYU, you will have unique experiences inviting you to progress toward intellectual, academic, and spiritual self-reliance. To be successful, you will need to develop and maintain new interpersonal relationships, establish patterns that will influence your long-term health and wellness, commit to civic responsibility and belonging, and consider your life-long approach to making and keeping sacred covenants.
We hope your first year includes both curricular and cocurricular activities and goes well beyond individual events, programs, or courses. To help you during this meaningful time, BYU has created a course for incoming students to take in their first semester: UNIV 101--BYU Foundations for Student Success. This course is taught in small sections by full-time faculty who can serve as models of lifelong learners and devoted disciples as you continue your academic journey.
A peer mentor is also assigned to each section who assists the faculty member in the course, leads class discussions, meets with you regularly outside of class to help you reflect on your experience, and helps you seek out the resources you need to be successful. Overall, the intent of this course is to help you understand the unique mission and purpose of BYU, connect with other students and faculty, and help you make the most of your BYU experience. The course will also:
- introduce you to meaningful approaches to learning and accessing diverse university resources;
- help you to demonstrate integrity in living up to the commitments you’ve made by joining the BYU community, including the Honor Code;
- help you apply the doctrine of belonging as you find ways to participate in the BYU community;
- give you a rich academic experience, in a small class, with the opportunity to see at close range how a faculty disciple-scholar uses their learning to address root problems, explore challenging questions, and provide service to others;
- facilitate discussions about how to be successful and find your place at BYU.
Enrollment in UNIV 101 is part of the General Education program and required of all students in their first semester (not including students transferring from another university).
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