"If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" Will Rogers
Question #92316 posted on 06/08/2019 3:12 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Has a student ever given a devotional at BYU?

-Curious George

A:

Dear cat killer,

Signs point to no.

I looked at every year on this page, which filters all BYU speeches by type. I admit I was not very thorough, skipping general authorities I recognized and usually only clicking on those I thought most likely to be students. There are athletic directors, creative directors, librarians, coaches, general counsels, former football stars, the artistic director of Living Legends, the CEO of The Art of Significance Leadership Development Corporation, a member of the International Team of Translators of the Dead Sea Scrolls, instructors (as opposed to professors), assistant lecturers, and a part-time instructor. I even found a devotional by Francis Fukuyama, who as far as I can tell is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which I didn't think was ever done. But none are listed as students. And Katya confirmed this—devotionals seem to be given by non-students by definition. But students do speak at graduation and possibly other functions.

-El-ahrairah