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WE ARE BRONCOS

We are Boise State University

We are distinctive. We are adventurous. We seek today’s answers and tomorrow’s questions. We are a community – and there are many reasons to be proud of being a Bronco. At Boise State University, there is a campus-wide willingness to change for the better.

What does it mean to be a Bronco?

“Being a Bronco means innovating and finding the edge of what’s possible. My best learning here has come about through doing things that I’ve never done before.”

– Olivia Thomas, GIMM (games, interactive media and mobile technology) and computer science

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  • Jessica Coca

    Jessica Coca

    Environmental studies

    “I love the sense of community at Boise State.”

    “I love the sense of community at Boise State.”

  • Nathan Kim

    Nathan Kim

    Music (violin) performance major

    “At Boise State, we are encouraged to find where and how we can enrich the lives around us.”

    “At Boise State, we are encouraged to find where and how we can enrich the lives around us.”

  • Olivia Bates

    Elementary education major

    “It means that I am intentionally focused and passionate about my education. I feel most like a Bronco when I am able to share with others the valuable experiences that Boise State has offered me.”

    “It means that I am intentionally focused and passionate about my education. I feel most like a Bronco when I am able to share with others the valuable experiences that Boise State has offered me.”

  • Braden Bowker

    Biology major

    “To be a Bronco, is to cooperate, collaborate, and synthesize the knowledge of many minds to better each other and the world around us.”

    “To be a Bronco, is to cooperate, collaborate, and synthesize the knowledge of many minds to better each other and the world around us.”

  • Alex Lakatos

    Computer science major

    “Broncos do things that set themselves apart. They give back. An example of that is a 17 hour dance marathon at Campus Rec to raise money for children in need.”

    “Broncos do things that set themselves apart. They give back. An example of that is a 17 hour dance marathon at Campus Rec to raise money for children in need.”

  • Darby McBride

    Creative writing major

    “To me, it means being a part of a diverse community, striving to make the world a better place. Being accepting, open-minded and hard working.”

    “To me, it means being a part of a diverse community, striving to make the world a better place. Being accepting, open-minded and hard working.”

  • Tanisha Newton

    History/secondary education major, alumna

    “Being a Bronco inspires me to be a better person. It means playing a role here on campus for educational purposes and for building college experiences.”

    “Being a Bronco inspires me to be a better person. It means playing a role here on campus for educational purposes and for building college experiences.”

  • Taylor Reeves

    Communication major

    “It means breaking out of my comfort zone, to network with employers, and build relationships that will last beyond my time as a student.”

    “It means breaking out of my comfort zone, to network with employers, and build relationships that will last beyond my time as a student.”

  • Daniele Moro

    Computer science major

    “Being a Bronco means challenging the norm. It means introducing bold ideas that empower those around us to live better lives.”

    “Being a Bronco means challenging the norm. It means introducing bold ideas that empower those around us to live better lives.”

  • Nathan Carroll

    Economics major

    “It’s about embracing my community. It’s discovering who I am and what I am passionate about.” 

    “It’s about embracing my community. It’s discovering who I am and what I am passionate about.” 

Meet Some of Our Proud Bronco Alumni

Rural Idaho nursing student was inspired by nurses who cared for her through chronic illness
Alumnus gracefully transitions from dance to a career in finance
Alumna awarded Gilliam Fellowship to support inclusive science
How an online education changed the trajectory of one alumna’s future
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