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What exactly is the CES Honor Code? Is it simply a list of rules or is there more to it? When you were admitted to BYU–Idaho, you promised, with your signature, to live the Honor Code. So it’s important that you truly understand what the Honor Code is and why we agree to live by it.
The CES Honor Code is actually quite simple. As a matter of personal commitment, faculty, staff, and students of BYU, BYU-Hawaii, BYU-Idaho, and LDS Business College seek to demonstrate in daily living on and off campus those moral virtues encompassed in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In essence, we try to live by the Thirteenth Article of faith which states, “We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men …. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things”.
The C.E.S. Honor Code exists to educate students in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a condition of admission and employment, students and employees of BYU-Idaho are expected to live by the Honor Code standards approved by the Board of Trustees “at all times… and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9). Individuals who are not members of the Church are also expected to maintain the same standards of honor, integrity, morality, and consideration of others.
Each CES Institution is charged with forming its own policies founded on the standards outlined in the CES Honor Code. These policies are unique to each institution and are defined and approved by the Board of Directors. Each institution has the discretion to implement policies regarding dress standards, housing, academic honesty and etc. that are unique to that institution. These policies make up the BYU-Idaho Honor Code.