President Hinckley said as BYU students we are “so richly blessed with a great and precious opportunity.” With this great opportunity comes the responsibility to give back to our university, to those around us, and to the Lord.
Giving back does not start only after graduation. In fact, delaying our giving for a time when we are ‘less busy’ or feel we have ‘more to give’ makes it less likely to occur. Instead, we should start giving now, so that it can become an enduring habit. This website is a compilation of opportunities for students to give both while they are here on campus, and once they have left.
Giving does not have to be monetary. Whether you give of your time, your talent, or your treasure, the important thing is to start giving now.
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Brigham Young University has one of the most talented student bodies in the country. More than 75% of BYU students speak a foreign language and BYU’s internationally acclaimed performing groups have produced over 12,000 shows across the world.
Additionally, BYU athletic teams have won a combined 10 national titles including football, men’s volleyball, and cross country. BYU also has an outstanding intramural program; over 25,000 students participate in more than 30 different sports.
We have all been blessed with many talents. The gospel teaches us that we should use these talents to better the lives of others, “that every man may improve upon his talent, that every man may gain other talents, yea, even an hundred fold,” (D&C 82:18).
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From Dee Allsop, Former BYU Alumni Association President:
I developed a deep streak of blue in my veins from the years I attended Brigham Young University. To this day, I still get excited as I come over the point of the mountain on my way to the BYU Campus. So much happened here for me and I owe much of who I am to the people and experiences that blessed my life at BYU.
It is a debt I love paying back because it keeps me close to the special people of BYU and the spirit of the Y continues to bless my life today. Giving back to BYU of your time, talent, and treasure is a choice you make that can also bless your life today as students. Deepen your relationship with the Y while you are still at school and build the kind of habit that will cultivate the spirit of the Y to be a lifelong relationship and blessing in your life.
Yours is the responsibility and blessing as Student Alumni to "Enter to Learn," "Go Forth to Serve" and then "Return to Give Back."
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