This listing is alphabetical with italics added for emphasis only. Capitalization indicates when the term is normally used as a common or proper noun.
Satellite Advising Centers
Located across campus, satellite advising centers are affiliated with each of the six academic colleges. They are designed to help students plan for graduation requirements in specific majors. A list of satellite advising centers can be found at www.byui.edu/advising.
Located in 207 Manwaring Center. An Administrative office within University Relations which coordinates reservations and usage of university facilities.
Blue and white are the official school colors. (Blue is Pantone 660. Grey accent is Pantone 430 for text and 428 for backgrounds.) A secondary palette of promotional colors is included in the university style guide on the BYU–Idaho Web site at
Office located in 114 Spori. Weekly campus newspaper produced as a lab experience by Department of Communication majors. Set title of publication in italics. Use
the only when Scroll is describing another noun:
the Scroll office.
Capitalize semester when used as the formal name of an academic time period rather than a season of the year: Fall Semester 1990 but not in general reference such as the winter semesters or last semester.
Capitalize when referring to Service as one of the five main areas of Student Activities which also includes Outdoor, Talent, Social, and Physical. Service Activities is designed to help students find and engage in service opportunities. Program areas in Service include Humanitarian, Campus, and Community. See
Student Activities Program.
Service Learning, service-learning
A credit-bearing, educational experience in which students 1) participate in an organized service activity that meets identified on- and off-campus community needs and 2) reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
It is appropriate to address female faculty and staff as Sister in conversation. In written correspondence, Sister may be used in the salutation; however, use the appropriate title of Mrs., Miss, Ms., Dr., etc. for the inside address portion of a letter and on the envelope.
Smith Building (SMI)
Acceptable on second reference for the Joseph Fielding Smith Building. Houses the Departments of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Business Management; Economics; Accounting; and Information Systems. See
Snow Art Gallery
Located in the Snow Center lobby adjacent to the Snow Drama Theatre and Barrus Concert Hall.
Snow Black Box Theatre
Located in 107 Snow.
Snow Center (SNO)
Acceptable on second reference for the Eliza R. Snow Center for the Performing Arts. This building houses the Departments of Music and Theatre. It is home to the Ruth H. Barrus Concert Hall, the Snow Black Box Theatre, the Snow Drama Theatre, and the Recital Hall. The Ruffatti organ is located in the Barrus Concert Hall. See
Snow Drama Theatre
Located in 110 Snow.
Snow Recital Hall
Located in 248 Snow.
See Eliza R. Snow Society.
Capitalize when referring to Social as one of the five areas in the Student Activities Program which also includes Outdoor, Talent, Service, and Physical. Program areas in Social Activities include Dances and Events. The Events are created and managed by students on the Social Events board, the Married Student Events council, the Women’s Events Council, and the Cultural Heritage Council. See
Student Activities Program.
See Academic Societies.
Sociology and Social Work, Department of
The Department of Sociology and Social Work is concerned with the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Subjects range from the immediate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, and from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture. See
Special Events Room
Located in 272 Manwaring Center. Area often reserved and rented for receptions, banquets, meetings, etc.
specialized bachelor’s degree
“Spirit of Ricks”
Refers to the legacy often characterized by integrity, charity, faithfulness, and frugality expressed in daily life. A personal reflection of the Spirit of Christ through the example of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of BYU–Idaho.
Campus cheerleading and dance organization under the Physical area of the Student Activities Program.
Spori Art Gallery
Located in the Spori Building. Displays art from the permanent collection, faculty, and visiting shows. Open to the public.
Spori Building (SPO)
Houses the Departments of Art and Communication, the Scroll, and the office for the College of Performing and Visual Arts. It is home to the Spori Art Gallery and additional art displays throughout the building. Spori Building and the Spori are acceptable on second reference for the Jacob Spori Building.
The original Spori Building was built in 1903 as the first academic building on campus. After nearly a century of service, the building became structurally unsound; it unexpectedly caught fire during demolition in 2000. The new Spori Building opened for classes in Fall 2003. See
First principal of the Bannock Stake Academy, 1888-1891. Married Magdalena Roschi. See Brigham Young University–Idaho.
Music studio located under the north end of the BYU–Idaho Stadium.
Spell out names of states when they stand alone. Abbreviations depend on usage. Use the two letter postal abbreviations in addresses. In other situations that call for abbreviations, use the standard format as listed below and in the
Chicago Manual of Style; if no abbreviation is given, spell out the state name. (For media/press writing, refer to the
Associated Press Style Guide.)
Student Activities Program
The BYU–Idaho Student Activities Program is a program that enables students to teach and learn while creating gospel-centered programs and events in which voluntary participation develops and improves individuals. The program is divided into five main areas: Outdoor, Social, Service, Talent, and Physical. It also includes a Student Acitvities Support area that contains services and resources to students in Student Activities. On second reference, Student Acitvities. For similar student organizations on campus, See Academic Societies and Cultural Associations.
Student Activities Communications
Located in 164 Manwaring Center, Student Activities Communications is the marketing and publicity department of the Student Activities Program. It manages all of the student-to-student communication involving Activities and works in conjunction with the University Relations Office at BYU–Idaho regarding institutional communication.
Student Activities Council
The Student Activities Council consists of student leaders within the BYU–Idaho Student Activities Program. The council includes students from the main areas of Student Activities which are Outdoor, Social, Service, Talent, and Physical. The council is responsible for the management of the Student Activities Program. See Student Activities Program.
Student Activities Support
An area within Student Activities that provides auxiliary services and resources to the Student Activities Program. It includes Student Activities Communications, the Fitness Center, Adaptive Services, Wellness Center, and Athletics Training. See Student Activities Program.
Student Alumni Association (SAA)
An organization of BYU–Idaho students who assist in many alumni activities, raise funds for the Student Legacy Endowment, and train other students for future alumni involvement and leadership. See
Student Counseling Center
Located on the second floor of the Student Health and Counseling Center. Professional offices and personnel are dedicated to the mental well-being of students. The Counseling Center provides students the opportunity to explore concerns, resolve difficulties, and have assistance in managing life’s challenges in a safe environment with a professional counselor.
Located in 230 Kimball. Coordinates employment opportunities on and off campus for students. See
Internship Office and
Career Placement Center.
Distributed to students at orientation. Contains information about the Honor Code, campus housing, and various buildings and organizations associated with BYU–Idaho. Also available on the Web.
Student Health Center
Located on the first floor of the Student Health and Counseling Center. Medical facility serving students and their dependents.
Student Health and Counseling Center (SHC)
Building located north of the Hinckley Building. Houses the Student Health Center on the first floor and the Student Counseling Center on the upper floor.
student ID card
Student Legacy Endowment (SLE)
The part of the BYU–Idaho Fund that the Student Alumni Association has organized to provide small “grants” to fellow students experiencing temporary financial emergencies. Recipients are encouraged to give back what they were given, plus a little extra to assist future students in need. See
Annual Giving, and
Student Alumni Association.
Student Life Council
See Student Services and Activities Council.
Student Services and Activities Council
Council under direction of the student services and activities vice president that coordinates all matters relating to student life. Members include the Student Services and Activities vice president; student body president; registrar; Dean of Students; and directors of Admissions, Bookstore, Business Services, Career Placement, Counseling Center, Financial Aid, Food Services, Housing, Internships, Manwaring Student Center, Ticket Office/ID, and University Police. Aslo included is the coordinator of New Student Orientation. Administration areas include Student Support, Student Well-being, and Student Activities.
student service protocol
The scope of university services provided to students is dependent on their enrollment status The benefits and qualifying student service protocol are approved by President’s Council.
Study Skills Center
Located in 266 McKay. Area designed to help students improve their study habits and develop their full academic potential by learning proven, effective study techniques. Operates within the
Department of Academic Learning.
An area under the vice president of Student Services and Activities that deals with admissions and scholarships, career services, financial aid, ongoing orientation, and registration.
Student Technology Center (STC)
Located in 360 McKay. Formerly known as the Media Lab. Resource area where students get assistance as they create computer multi-media projects that may include graphics, video, or PowerPoint presentations. Also available, hands-on production of lamination, mounting, die-cuts, binding, and lettering.
An area under the vice president of Student Services and Activities and the Dean of Students that deals with counseling, health, the Honor Code, housing, and campus security and safety.
A comprehensive reference tool containing information to help establish consistency in communicating the unique mission of Brigham Young University–Idaho. The BYU–Idaho Identity Guidelines include the basics and the communication platform which outlines three classifications for implementing logos, colors, design, etc.: official university, promotional, and special.
Clear, consistent messages are developed as the Identity Guidelines are used in tandem with the BYU–Idaho Terminology Guidelines. Information is available through the University Relations Office or at
summer semester, summer blocks
The academic period from May through August is the summer semester (not summer school) and consists of two blocks. This academic calendar will change in 2007. See
Three Track System.
A program in the
Department of Recreation Education that facilitates student study through outdoor activity for a block of time in area landmarks.
The official magazine of BYU–Idaho and the
Alumni Association sent to alumni and friends semiannually.