hall is directed by a competent adult head resident who lives in the hall.
Assisting the head residents in the board-and-room areas are several resident
assistants — mature, advanced students who live with the student group, giving
each student a close personal contact with the residence hall staff. Each student
is known personally by the staff and has someone immediately available to assist
him with normal student problems.
The residence hall program is designed to provide the student with experiences
in democratic self-government, development in the acceptance of responsibilities
that go with maturity and independence, and assistance in learning to develop
human relationships in working and living with others.
Residence Halls for Men and Women. Board-and-room services for men and
women are provided in Helaman Halls and Deseret Towers. Helaman Halls con-
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sists of five halls for men and two for women; Deseret Towers has four halls
for men and two for women. Each hall contains student rooms, study rooms,
recreation areas, central shower areas, adequate laundry and storage facilities,
and a head resident apartment. The central buildings feature spacious cafeterias,
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dining rooms, reception areas, offices, post offices, and vending facilities for
the entire residence area. The approximate annual rate for a double room is
$865, and a single room is $925.
Apartment Living for Women. Housing for women is provided in Heritage Halls,
which consists of twenty-four apartment-type buildings. Each apartment has a
combination kitchen-dining-study room arrangement, three bedrooms, and a
bath. In addition, there are large living rooms, a recreation room, head resident
apartment, and laundry and storage facilities in each building. Six girls live
in each apartment and live cooperatively, preparing their own meals. The
apartments are completely furnished except for bedding, kitchen utensils, and
dishes. The approximate annual rental rate for these accommodations is $340.
Food is purchased cooperatively by the residents of each apartment.
Help in the homemaking experiences of budgeting, buying, meal planning,
and the selection, care, and construction of clothing is available from specialists
who are assigned to Heritage Halls. Also, a specialist is available to assist
students in planning social activities, developing recreational skills, and learning
the wise use of leisure time.
Residences for Married Couples. Family accommodations for 612 married couples
and their children are provided in housing developments known as Wymount
Terrace and Wyview Park.
Wymount Terrace consists of family apartments arranged in quadrangles
around enclosed lawn and play areas where children may enjoy themselves
without being endangered by traffic. Each apartment has a balcony or porch
overlooking the inner court and is furnished with a gas range, refrigerator,
drapes, and garbage disposal. A limited amount of furniture is available for
rent from the University. These apartments are not plumbed or wired for
washers and dryers, but the area is served by three self-service laundry centers.
Four apartment sizes are available in this area, and the monthly rental rates
are as follows: one-bedroom units, $74.50; one-bedroom units with study, $80.50;
two-bedroom units, $84.50; and three-bedroom units, $94.50. As in other married
student housing, these units are assigned according to family size.
Wyview Park consists of one-, two-, and three-bedroom mobile homes placed
on permanent foundations and connected to power, water, and sewer lines to
provide all the conveniences of permanent homes. Each unit is equipped with
air conditioning, refrigerator, garbage disposal, built-in gas range, carpeting in
the living room and bedrooms, and built-in chests of drawers. A laundromat,
a children's play area, an adult recreation area, a community assembly room,
a community park, and a dairy products outlet are also available. Monthly
rental rates are as follows: one-bedroom units, $74.50; two-bedroom units,
$84.50; and three-bedroom units, $94.50.
Applications for Campus Housing. Students who plan to enroll at Brigham Young
University and live in a University residence hall should contact the Office
of Student Housing, C-141 ASB, about a year in advance. A housing application
form will be sent to each inquiring student. An application fee of $10 must
accompany the completed application when it is returned to the University.
A residence hall assignment and appropriate agreement forms are prepared on
the basis of the date of receipt of the application by the housing office and are
mailed to students in late spring or early summer.
Acceptance to the University. The validation of any campus housing reservation
is contingent upon the student's official acceptance and admission to the
Rental Agreements. A student planning to live in campus housing will be
expected to sign a rental agreement for the accommodations he will occupy.
He should be prepared to live by the terms of this agreement once he has
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familiarized himself with its terms, signed it, and returned it to the Office of
Student Housing: this will avoid any possible misunderstanding and/or financial
loss. Agreements are made for the academic school year, and moving from one
type of accommodation to another during the school year is difficult to arrange.
Time of Arrival. Residence halls are not open to students prior to the announced
opening date, which is usually the day before freshman orientation begins. The
University does not advise students who are going to live in campus housing
to arrive before that date.
It is a policy at Brigham Young University that all students who live off campus
must reside in University-approved housing. The University has formulated
minimum specifications which all rental units in the community must meet in
order to accommodate BYU students. During each school year, all rental facilities
listed with the Residential Housing Office are inspected and classified according
to their physical condition and arrangement.
Rates for Residential Housing vary with the type of accommodation desired;
consequently, only a general indication can be given here. Sleeping rooms cost
from $25 to $40 per month; board-and-room is available at the rate of $65 to
$80 per month; apartments for men or women cost from $35 to $50 per month
per student; and apartments for married students cost from $65 to $130 per
Listing Service. The Residential Housing Office maintains a complete listing of
all approved rental facilities in the community. Listing cards are kept up-to-date,
giving complete and detailed information about each rental unit. At present,
more than 17,000 students can be accommodated in modern residential apart-
ments and privately owned homes. These accommodations consist of apartments,
sleeping rooms, and board-and-room facilities. The University requires each
landlord to provide supervisory personnel whose responsibility it is to see that
proper living standards are maintained.
Student Activity Center
The Ernest L. Wilkinson Center is the focal point for informal education and
out-of-class student activities at Brigham Yoimg University, providing a con-
genial setting for meals, games, hobbies, music, art, and interpersonal exchange.
It's the place to go when you want to relax, meet a friend, or just find out
Several service and activity areas are located on the first floor, including
the Photo Studio, Barber Shop, Post Office, Lost and Found, Games Center, and
the Hobby Center. In the Hobby Center — one of the largest and finest on any
college campus — students can work on special projects or take advantage of
free instruction in woodworking, ceramics, photo developing, candle making,
lapidary work, and macrame. The Games Center offers bowling, table tennis,
and a number of other games and services. Bicycles — both single and tandem —
may be checked out at the Games Center desk for a pleasant Saturday afternoon
The Wilkinson Center also serves as headquarters for the student publications,
the Banyan and the Daily Universe, and for student government. Student
government sponsors a number of activities each year, including Homecoming,
the Preference Ball, Concerts Impromptu, Hyde Park, and many opportunities
for involvement in volunteer projects.
Main-floor facilities include ballrooms, an art gallery, a beautiful reading room
and stereo listening room, and a movie theater. The BYU Bookstore, located on
the west side of the Wilkinson Center, carries textbooks, school supplies, and
a variety of other items. Cafeterias provide full meal service during the day,
and snack bars remain open from early in the morning until late at night. For
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special evenings, dinner and entertainment is available in the sixth-floor Sky-
room, which overlooks the entire campus, the city of Provo, and Utah Valley.
Students have many excellent opportunities to participate in religious activities,
which have always been an integral part of the educational program at Brigham
BYU Stakes. The Church is organized into a number of stakes, and each stake
is composed of several wards of 200 to 300 members each. The stakes and
wards are organized specifically to provide students the maximum opportunity
for active participation in programs of the Church. Spiritual growth and the
development of a strong testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ are goals
fostered by the campus stake and ward organizations, whose programs are
closely correlated at all levels with the activities of the University.
All single LDS students living away from home become members in one of
the BYU wards. Married students not living in University housing may attend
either the BYU ward or the city ward in which they reside. The membership
records of students remain in the BYU stakes until they finish their schooling
at the University.
Devotional Assemblies. Devotional assemblies are held each Tuesday morning,
and are scheduled so that there is no conflict with classroom work. These
assemblies enable students to hear messages of inspirational power from care-
fully chosen Church leaders, including many General Authorities of The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The total experience that constitutes a BYU education has many elements, not
the least of which is participation in one or more of the many clubs, societies,
and other organizations on campus. There are, at Brigham Young University,
well over a hundred student organizations, representing every imaginable inter-
est — honorary societies, special interest groups, geographical and missionary
clubs, departmental organizations, and many others — each offering opi>ortunities
for service, academic growth, recreational and social activity, or a combination
of all these.
Through involvement in group activities, a student can develop his current
interests and discover new ones, thereby expanding upon his daily intake of
academic learning and broadening the horizons of his personal experience. Many
graduating students, looking back, find that the most memorable events of their
entire college careers came through their participation in one of these groups.
Everyone is therefore urged to become involved. Membership in campus organiza-
tions is open to all students who can meet the requirements established by each
The following is a list of registered campus organizations:
General Academic Honorary Campios Ab Sodolitas
Blue Key Campus Girl Scouts
Phi Kappa Phi Chere Amie
Activity and Service Circle K International
Alpha Phi Omega CoUegiates for Concern
Angel Flight Cougar Club
Army Sponsor Corps Delphis
Arnold Air Society Dileas Chalean
Auno Eos Agapae
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Norsemen Sports Club
Samuel Hall Society
Students Organized to Serve
Amateur Radio Club
Christian Science Club
Hawaii Kung-Fu Karate Club
Orson Hyde Club
Rich Cousins' Club
Society for Local History and
SPEBSQSA (Barbershop Harmony
Sports Car Drivers
Sport Parachute Club
Tribe of Many Feathers
Windbreakers (Motorcycle Club)
Young American Independent Party
Young Americans for Freedom
Geographical and Missionary
Chinese Language Society
Chinese Student Association
Delta Phi Kappa
India Student Association
Kansas City Club
Latin American Student Association
Le Boul Mich
Los De ChUe
New Zealand Club
Philippine Bayanilan C!lub
Agricultural Economics Associates
Agronomy and Horticulture Club
American Society for Range
Animal Science Club
Student Agricultural Council
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Delta Pi Epsilon (Business)
Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)
Association for Childhood
Student Council for Exceptional
Student Education Association
Physical, Engineering, and Industrial
American Institute of Chemical
American Institute for Design and
American Institute of Electrical and
American Society of Civil Engineers
Eta Kappa Nu
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Society of Physics Students
Tau Beta Pi
Y CSiem Society
American Institute of Interior
Omicron Nu (Family Economics)
Sigma Delta Omicron (P^mily
Phi Eta Sigma (Speech and Drama)
Pi Delta Phi (French)
Physical Education, Athletics, and
Nereids (Synchronized Swim Club)
Nimimpu Students Association
Physical Education Majors' Club
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Y Archery Club International Relations
Social Sciences Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
Anthropology-Archaeology Club Prelaw Association
Lamda Alpha Epsilon (Criminal Psi Chi (Psychology)
Justice Fraternity) Undergraduate Social Work
Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography) Organization
For more detailed information, contact the student Vice-President for Or-
ganizations, 445 ELWC.
All registered students are automatically members of the Associated Students
of Brigham Young University (ASBYU). This body is presided over by a student-
elected president, executive vice-president, and vice-presidents of academics,
athletics, culture, finance, organizations, social, student community service, and
women's activities. Freshmem students — full members of the ASBYU — are, in ad-
dition, specially represented by an elected class president, vice-president, and
Each elected officer is responsible for the planning and implementation of
his own programs. Many cherished BYU traditions such as Y Day, Belle of the
Y, Preference Ball, Homecoming, and others are direct results of the efforts
of student officers. Activities such as Fun Company, the Talmage Lecture Series,
Hyde Park, Concerts Impromptu, and many others have either originated with
or are administered by student officers.
These elected student officers meet together weekly as an Executive Council.
This group is the student voice to the University community, and as such, its
members are also full members of several University committees, such as the
University Speakers Committee, the Athletic Advisory Council, the Bookstore
Board of Directors, the University Traffic and Safety Committee, the University
Appeals Committee, and many others.
Activities in student government are not limited to elected officers. During
the school year, more than 6,000 students participate directly in either planning
or administering the various projects and activities conducted by the ASBYU.
Students are encouraged to be actively involved in student government programs.
The University's interest in athletics is a natural product of the philosophy of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which regards the human body
as a tabernacle of the spirit. It is expressed in the following statement by
Stephen L Richards.
To develop the body to be a fit tabernacle for the spiritual child of God
which dwells within it is one of the major concepts and goals of our edu-
cation. There need be nothing debasing in wholesome contest. In a sense life
itself is a contest in the counterplay of all the forces, physical and spiritual,
which affect our living; and the development of strength and virtue comes
largely out of such contests.
Competitive athletics, then, are a vital and integral part of an educational system
designed to prepare young people for service and for productive careers.
One of the first things the newcomer to BYU discovers is that the students
are enthusiastic sports fans and sports participants. As contestants and specta-
tors, the students, through the athletic program, generate a vitality and appeal
that cannot be duplicated.
Brigham Young University is a charter member of the Western Athletic Con-
ference (WAC), which affiliates BYU with seven other schools: Arizona, Arizona
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State, Colorado State, New Mexico, University of Texas at El Paso, Utah, and
Wyoming. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics — an arm of the College
of Physical Education — sponsors teams that compete in ten intercollegiate sports:
basketball, baseball, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, tennis, indoor and
outdoor track and field, swimming, and wrestling. The conference has produced
several national team champions and scores of individual champions since it
came into being in 1962.
BYU leads the WAC in the number of team championships won since the
league was formed. The Cougars have won six championships in wrestling, four
in tennis, four in basketball, three each in cross country and track, three in
golf, and one or two in most of the other sports. Several national champions
and ail-Americans have emerged from the ranks of BYU athletic teams. The
success of athletics at Brigham Young University is best reflected in the fact
that at the end of the 1970-71 school year, BYU's overall athletic program was
ranked the fourth most successful program in the nation.
BYU has been the site of numerous major athletic events, including the NCAA
track and field championships in 1967, the NCAA wrestling championships in
1969, and four NCAA Far West Regional basketball tournaments.
Extramural sports are designed to give expert performers a chance to compete
with athletes from other universities in sports not included in the intercollegiate
athletic program. Men's teams are sponsored in rugby, soccer, volleyball, skiing,
and lacrosse. Women's teams are provided in fourteen different activities: bad-
minton, archery (coed), golf, tennis, volleyball, basketball, field hockey, swim-
ming, diving, synchronized swimming, softball, paddleball, gymnastics, and track
and field. Information regarding these sports may be obtained from the follow-
ing offices: men, 273-E RB; women, 296 RB.
BYU's intramural program, consisting of more than seventy-five events and
involving thousands of participants in both men's and women's activities, is one
of the largest and most comprehensive in the United States. The purpose of
intramurals is to provide opportunities for direct involvement and participation
and to afford opportunities for fellowship, recognition, and leadership. Winning
is deemed important, but participation is essential.
Any student may participate in intramurals either by joining a BYU ward
or by participating in a housing-unit or independent team. In individual events
a person may enter independently or as a representative of a housing unit or
ward. Also, since intramurals are student-governed, there are limitless oppor-
tunities for students to become involved as council members, league coordinators,
sports managers, and officials.
Highlighting the year's events are the annual intramural awards banquets,
where hundreds of awards are given in recognition of outstanding organizations,
officials, athletic directors, and champions of the team and individual events.
Dance Performance Groups
Through the College of Physical Education, BYU sponsors outstanding dance
performance groups in folk dance, ballroom dance, ballet, and modern dance.
Each year these groups perform throughout the United States and in Europe.
In addition to great success in numerous prestigious performances, the Inter-
national Folk Dancers have completed six successful European tours, while the
Ballroom Dance Team achieved its highest honor by winning first place in the
1971 British Open Ballroom Dance Championships in London.
All students who are interested are encouraged to become active members
of these groups.
One way to obtain practical writing and editing experience is through student
publications. Both the student newspaper, the Daily Universe, and the yearbook.
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the Banyan, allow students to polish specific skills gained in classroom work.
Many staff responsibilities are carried out by students representing a wide range
of academic disciplines.
The Daily Universe is published five times weekly during regular semesters
and twice weekly during the Summer and Spring terms. More than sixty stu-
dents staff the editorial, advertising, reporting, photographic, and business po-
sitions necessary to publish the paper.
The Banyan is the students' photographic record of each year's school activi-
ties. The more than fifty staff members who publish this volume gain valuable
training in writing, editing, photography, and graphic art.
The student directory, a listing of all BYU students, faculty members, and
administrators, as well as student activities and Church organizations, is also
published by a student staff.
In addition to these three publications, several excellent departmental and
college journals give students an opportunity to publish their own writings.
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The J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library contains the library collection, which includes
over a million bound volumes and an extensive collection of pamphlets and
titles on microform. A large selection of professional journals and other current
serials, as well as local, regional, and national newspapers, is also available. The
library is a depository for United States, United Nations, Mexican, and Canadian
government documents and regularly receives publications of state and local
The general library facilities are available to students, faculty, alumni, and
other interested persons. Regularly enrolled students present their identification
cards to borrow books: others may obtain a permit from the circulation librarian.
The library is open during the academic year from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday. (Exceptions for the Spring and Summer terms will be
announced in the Summer School bulletin. )
The general collection and subject reference materials are available on open
shelves on four of the five levels — two below and two above the ground floor.
The general reference collection, the public catalog, the circulation desk, and
administrative offices are located on the ground level. Study space is inter-
spersed with stack areas on each floor. An information booklet is available at
the general reference desk to assist those who use the library facilities.
The library's special collections, many of which are confined to specific subject
areas, are located on the fourth level. Many of these fine collections are gifts
to the library from individuals whose interests have led them to devote many