Brigham Young University, which is a private religious university in Utah, had jumped on the diversity bandwagon during the chaotic year of 2022. As a part of its kowtowing to the Left, the university conducted a race relations audit and promised to create an Office of Belonging to improve race relations and diversity within BYU.
Its announcement championed the office’s creation as a “guide for addressing the needs of all marginalized individuals on campus.”
The office’s statement, in part, read that the university is “united by our common primary identity as children of God” and “strive to create a community of belonging.” Much of the language echoes similar language of love and community, citing scripture from the New Testament of the Bible.
Over a year later, not much has been revealed about the office’s purpose, resources, and its future.
According to the Office of Belonging’s website, there are counseling resources for students with a physical office location in the campus’s student center and appointments can be made through email and by phone.
Under the website’s news and events section, there are few events listed. One listed event is a panel discussion “Who is Jesus?”, the university’s announcement about the office’s creation, an announcement of the office’s new chief, and a news article about the new chief.
In short, BYU created a new office to address issues highlighted by the Left, but it has not done much with it. For better or for worse, the Office of Belonging’s actual impact is yet to be seen or determined.