Brigham Young University seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character who have the skills and the desire to continue learning and to serve others throughout their lives.
Established in 1875, the university provides an outstanding education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of its sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. BYU is known for its beautiful mountain location, its internationally experienced student body, its extensive language programs, and for its entrepreneurially minded students.
In 2003, the Melvin J. Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance was created to provide a catalyst for enhancing existing and new academic efforts in social innovation throughout campus. The Ballard Center focuses on helping students apply their skillsets to the field of social innovation.