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Brigham Young University - Utah (U.S.)

Provo, Utah

Last modified: 2021-07-17 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of Brigham Young University, Utah] image located by Paul Bassinson, 21 January 2020

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Brigham Young University (often referred to as BYU or, colloquially, "The Y") is a private university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and,
excluding online students, is the largest religious university and one of the largest private universities in the U.S. It was established on October 16, 1875.

The flag is a blue horizontal flag (, source:, showing the logo (, source: in the middle. There's also a variant, seen at local BYU Cougars games with inverted colors, as seen here:

For additional information go to: BYU (official website) at
Esteban Rivera, 24 August 2014

[Flag of Brigham Young University, Utah] image located by Ron Lahav, 24 March 2008
Source: Brigham Young University archive

Brigham Young University, located in Provo, Utah (US), is the nexus for the higher education of members of the Church of Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormons. In recent years the university has established satellite centers at Laie, Hawaii, and Rexburg, Idaho. Although neither the student body nor the faculty/staff are exclusively Mormon, non-Mormons are expected to adhere outwardly to the practices and teachings of the church, i.e., no coffee, no smoking, a proper spirit of respect if not of reverence for church scriptures and teachings, etc.

The university archives have a b&w photograph of the preparation of the BYU flag in 1971 as part of the inauguration ceremony of a new university president. The accompanying text provides details of the designer, the seamstress who prepared the flag, and its design and composition.

I hope to find a colored image of the flag to submit as well. In any event, there can be no question about the official status of this flag.
Ron Lahav, 24 March 2008

Blue and white versions of the Y flag, are the only ones that I have seen in use:
I did find a picture with a university seal, but it may be an ROTC flag.

Branding guide:
Dave Fowler, 21 January 2020

Team Flag

[Flag of Brigham Young University Cougars, Utah] image located by Ron Lahav, 24 March 2008

This is the flag which is flown at the College Football Hall of Fame, and as you can see it differs materially from the official flag of 1971.
Ron Lahav, 24 March 2008

[Flag of Brigham Young University, Utah] image located by Paul Bassinson, 21 January 2020


[Seal of Brigham Young University] image located by Paul Bassinson, 21 March 2017