This listing is alphabetical with italics added for emphasis only. Capitalization indicates when the term is normally used as a common or proper noun.
Located in 130 Kimball within Accounting. Handles the disbursement of pay for students, faculty, administrators, and staff. Maintains appropriate records in compliance with federal regulations.
Performing and Visual Arts, College of
See academic colleges.
Personnel Services Office
See Human Resources.
Means “love of humankind.” Philanthropies is a plural noun designating an institution intended to promote human welfare or areas to which one may give monetary assistance. More often, the word philanthropist is used to identify a generous individual who gives to organizations. See
Capitalize when referring to Physical as one of the five areas in the Student Activities Program which also includes Outdoor, Service, Social, and Talent areas. Physical Activities provides programs in the Sports and Fitness areas of Student Activities designed to develop physical and social health through exercise, participation, and recreation. See
Student Activities Program.
Physical Facilities, Office of
See Facilities Management
Physical Facilities Complex
A series of buildings and shops, located southwest of the main campus. Located between First West and Physical Plant Drive.
Physical Sciences and Engineering, College of
See academic colleges.
Physics, Department of
The Department of Physics is devoted to the study of matter and energy on a range of scales extending from the size of the atom to the size of the entire Universe. Advances in our understanding of matter and its interactions have led to great scientific and technological progress. This progress will continue in the future as physicists refine their tools and techniques of inquiry. See
See Career Placement Center.
See Romney Planetarium.
Plant Shop conducts a weekly sale of plant materials for campus community in the Manwaring Center. Students carry out standard as well as special sales throughout the year in the greenhouses. Available during regular business hours in 242 Benson.
Policies and Procedures
A compilation of the university’s policies and procedures for administrative, personnel, financial, and student relations, faculty and auxiliary services, and Physical Facilities matters. The official copy of
Policies and Procedures resides
online with Personnel Services.
Located in Auxiliary Services Building. Services include daily pickup at campus offices and general mail pickup at Manwaring Center first floor at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Use the title in all references to the president of BYU–Idaho:
President Clark said, not Clark said. Do not abbreviate President. Lowercase the title if it comes after the name of the person who holds the office, as in
Kim B. Clark, president of Brigham Young University–Idaho. If context requires you to use president before the person’s name, capitalize it, as in
President Kim B. Clark.
An organization to recognize philanthropists who make significant financial contributions to the university. See
Alumni Association and
LDS Philanthropies at BYU–Idaho.
An administrative council consisting of the university president, three vice presidents from Academics, Student Services & Activities, and University Resources; the assistant to the president; the President's Executive Group; and other representatives as deemed necessary. It is a decision-making council that meets frequently to oversee the affairs of the university.
President’s Executive Group
A subset of the President's Council consisting of the university president, the assistant to the president, and the vice presidents from Academics, Student Services & Activities, and University Resources. This group oversees long-term strategic planning for the university.
presidents of BYU–Idaho
The following were given the title of principal:
The following were given the title of president:
||Ricks Academy; Ricks Normal
Ricks College (1923)
Brigham Young University-Idaho (2001)
Psychology, Department of
The Psychology Department provides students with knowledge and skills concerning behavior and mental processes which can be applied in a variety of settings including employment, family, and personal life. The program is designed to provide an academic foundation and to encourage self-improvement in light of psychological principles and LDS standards. See
Public Relations Office
See University Relations Office.
Located in the Auxiliary Services Building. Handles vendor bids and contracts, major purchases of capital equipment, and purchase requisitions for various entities of the university.