All students applying to a Church Educational System school, which includes Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Brigham Young. The university expects that all students, regardless of religion, will maintain the behavioral standards of the school, including the Honor Code. These include. Ecclesiastical Endorsement for each new academic year. BYU students who register for ISP must have a current ecclesiastical endorsement on file with the.
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Ecclesiastical Endorsement Form - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. byu school. Part 3: Ecclesiastical Endorsement (New Process). 1. BYU-Idaho requires applicants to receive recommendations from church leaders as part of the application. Leader Continuing Endorsement · Student Continuing Endorsement · Honor Code (PDF) · True at All Times · Policies & Procedures. University Message.
Wilkinson suggested the Honor Code expand to include other school standards. This led to an expansion during the s which created the bulk of what the Honor Code represents today: rules regarding chastity, dress, grooming, drugs, and alcohol. However, long hair and beards were not completely against the rules until the mids  with the annual catalog being the first edition to contain any detailed dress and grooming standards code.
By this time, women were allowed to wear slacks and pant-suits, but jeans were not allowed until Skirts must reach to the knee and shirts may not be sleeveless.
Form fitting, strapless and revealing clothing is not appropriate. Male students may not wear beards or goatees , hair length must be above the ears, and sideburns must not extend below the ear lobe. Students are prohibited from having guns on campus.
On 12 September Apostles Spencer W. Kimball and Mark E. Wilkinson agreed on a university policy that "no one will be admitted as a student They agreed to share information about individuals cases of homosexual members between general church administration and BYU administration. We do not want others on this campus to be contaminated by your presence.
Oaks in a 19 April Board of Trustees meeting. There it was decided BYU would allow students who had "repented of" homosexual acts and "forsaken" them for a "lengthy period of time". Additionally they would allow students "guilty of irregular sexual behavior" not including fornication or adultery equivalents who were "repentant" and "showed evidence" that the act s would "not be repeated" while still banning overt and active homosexuals.
He also required homosexual students facing discipline to refrain from same-sex "dating, holding hands, kissing, romantic touching, showering, clubbing, ets. While both homosexuals and heterosexuals must abide by the church's law of chastity i. There is no similar restriction against expressing heterosexual feelings. The office handles all accusations and violations, and works in conjunction with bishops of BYU wards.
If the student's bishop is thought to be able to corroborate the alleged infraction, the accused student may be required to sign a legal form waiving his or her rights to ecclesiastical privacy, which allows the school direct access to the bishop and any content discussed on the said topic, or others which may have been in violation of the Honor Code, but not yet reported.
Not all students at the school are familiar with LDS standards, so students who break the code for the first time are usually only contacted by mail as a warning and clarification of standards. Later violations may cause the student to be called into the office to speak with an Honor Code officer.
Severe and continued violations can merit expulsion.
In regards to theater exemptions, students or faculty must obtain written permission from the theater or film company explaining the need for facial hair. Such exemptions are only granted for the duration of the production. Thus, in such cases a temporary exemption card issued. Religious exemptions will be coordinated through the university chaplain's office.
Hairstyles should be clean and neat, avoiding extreme styles or colors, and trimmed above the collar leaving the ear uncovered. Sideburns should not extend below the earlobe or on to the cheek. If worn, moustaches should be neatly trimmed and may not extend beyond or below the corners of the mouth.
Men are expected to be clean shaven; beards are not acceptable. Earrings and other body piercing are not acceptable. Shoes should be worn in all public campus areas.
Women - A clean and well-cared-for appearance should be maintained. Clothing is inappropriate when it is sleeveless, strapless, backless, or revealing; has slits above the knee; or is form fitting.
Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be knee length or longer. Hairstyles should be clean and neat, avoiding extremes in styles and colors. Excessive ear piercing more than one per ear and all other body piercing are not acceptable. Residential Living Standards As stated in its Code of Honor, Brigham Young University is committed to providing a learning atmosphere consistent with the principles of the Church.
The university is likewise committed to creating such an atmosphere for students residing on and off campus. To achieve this, BYU has established living standards to help students learn some of the high ideals and principles of behavior expected at Brigham Young University. The University requires all students to adhere to the following applicable standards.
Housing - Visitors of the opposite sex are permitted in the lobbies, living rooms, and kitchens but not in the bedroom area. The use of the bathroom area by members of the opposite sex is not appropriate unless emergency or civility dictate otherwise; and then only if the safety, privacy and sensitivity of other residents are not jeopar- dized. This policy applies to all housing units occupied by single students. Furthermore, all students are required to abstain from possessing, serving, or consuming alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, or harmful drugs.
Involvement with gambling; pornographic, erotic, or indecent material; disorderly, obscene, or indecent conduct or expressions; or with other offensive materials, expressions, or conduct or disruption of the peace that, in the sole discretion and judgment of the university, is inconsistent with the principles of the Church and the BYU Honor Code is not permitted in student housing. All guests of students must comply with the Residential Living Standards while on the premises of university-approved housing.
All students are required to know the Dress and Grooming Standards and abide by them. The standards expressed above apply to students at all times whether on or off campus. All enrolled continuing graduate students are required to obtain a Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement for each new academic year. Students must have their endorsements completed, submitted, and processed by the Honor Code Office before they can register for fall semester or any semester thereafter.
LDS Students - LDS students shall be endorsed only by the bishop of the ward 1 in which they live and 2 that holds their current Church membership record. Requirements - Whether on or off campus and between semesters, all students are expected to abide by the Honor Code, which also includes: the Academic Honesty Policy, the Dress and Grooming Standards, and the applicable Residential Living Standards.