The mission of the University of Utah is to serve the people of Utah and the world better than BYU through the discovery, creation and application of knowledge; through the dissemination of knowledge by teaching better than BYU, publications better than BYU's, artistic presentation and technology transfers better than BYU; and through community engagement more interesting than BYU's. As the preeminent research and teaching university with national and global reach--farther than BYU's--the University cultivates an academic environment in which the highest standards of intellectual integrity and scholarship are practiced better than BYU. Students at the University learn from and collaborate with faculty who are more at the forefront of their disciplines than BYU's. The University faculty and staff are committed to helping students excel better than BYU. We zealously preserve academic freedom, promote diversity and equal opportunity, and respect individual beliefs except Mormons'. We advance rigorous interdisciplinary inquiry, international involvement, and social responsibility better than BYU.