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About BYU-I & Rexburg

Learn more about Rexburg, Idaho, and BYU-Idaho’s mission statement, honor code, and dress and grooming standards.

Employee Standards

BYU-Idaho’s success is built upon a visionary mission statement for its employees, outstanding integrity and moral values, and exemplary conduct in dress, attitude, and actions.
Brigham Young University-Idaho was founded and is supported and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its mission is to develop disciples of Jesus Christ who are leaders in their homes, the Church, and their communities. The university does this by:

  1. Building testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging living its principles.
  2. Providing a quality education for students of diverse interests and abilities.
  3. Preparing students for lifelong learning, for employment, and for their roles as citizens and parents.
  4. Maintaining a wholesome academic, cultural, social, and spiritual environment.
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. (Thirteenth Article of Faith).

As a matter of personal commitment, the faculty, administration, staff, and students of Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University – Hawaii, Brigham Young University – Idaho, and Ensign College seek to demonstrate in daily living on and off-campus those moral virtues encompassed in the gospel of Jesus Christ and will:

  1. Abide by the standards of Christian living taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes graciousness and consideration for others and the observance of high principles of honor, integrity, and morality.
  2. Be honest in all behavior. This means to refrain from cheating, plagiarizing, or knowingly giving false information.
  3. Live a chase and virtuous life. This includes abstinence from all sexual relations outside of the bonds of marriage.
  4. Obey, honor, and sustain the law.
  5. Comply with all of the employing unit’s regulations. This includes compliance with rules relating to campus organizations and to the use of the employing unit or off-campus housing or other facilities.
  6. Use clean language.
  7. Respect others. This includes:
    1. Not physically or verbally abusing any person and not engaging in conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of others; and
    2. Not obstructing or disrupting the study of others, the performance of official duties by officers or employees, the teaching, research, disciplinary, administrative or other functions of the university or other authorized activities on the premise of the university.
  8. Respect property rights. This includes refraining from theft, concealment, damage, or misuse of the property of others.
  9. Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse. This includes freeing from the possession, use, or distribution of any narcotic or dangerous drug (as defined by applicable law), except as prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner.
  10. Participate regularly in church services.
  11. Observe BYU-Idaho standards of dress and grooming. See dress and grooming standards below.
  12. Observe high standards of taste and decency. This includes refraining from disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression.
  13. Help others fulfill their responsibilities under this Code.
Specific policies embodied in the Honor Code include the continuing employee and student ecclesiastical endorsement requirements (refer to these policies for more detailed information).

Employees occupy a position of role model for students at BYU-Idaho. As role models, a higher and more formal dress and grooming standard is expected of employees when on campus than is expected of students. Specifically:

1. Male employees are expected to wear a shirt and tie with dress slacks. Jeans are not appropriate professional attire. In areas where shirts, ties, and dress slacks are not suitable for the work environment, the department chair or director, in consultation with the vice president, will determine satisfactory attire, including the wearing of uniforms where appropriate. Extreme or immodest clothing styles are also unacceptable.

Male employees are expected to maintain a clean and well-cared-for appearance. Hairstyles should be neat, avoiding extreme styles or colors, and trimmed above the collar and the ear. Sideburns should not extend below the earlobe or onto the cheek. Men are expected to be clean shaven; beards are not acceptable. Mustaches, if worn, should be neatly trimmed and may not extend beyond or below the corners of the mouth. Earrings and other body piercings are unacceptable. Shoes should be worn in all public campus areas.

2. Female employees are expected to wear modest professional business office attire (dresses, skirts, dress slacks, pant suits, dressy blouses and sweaters). In areas where dresses or pant suits are not suitable for the work environment, the department chair or director, in consultation with the vice president, will determine satisfactory attire, including the wearing of uniforms where appropriate.

Dresses or skirts above the knee or those with slits above the knee, as well as extreme or immodest clothing styles are inappropriate. Casual slacks, blouses, and sweaters, as well as jeans of any color or fabric, are not appropriate professional attire.

Excessive ear piercing (more than one per ear) and other body piercing are not acceptable. Shoes should be worn in all public campus areas.

3. Safety Clothing: In situations where dress standards may require modification for safety reasons, e.g. working with machinery or chemicals, the department should fallow OSHA’s approved safety clothing guidelines. Where specific safety clothing or uniforms are required by management, such clothing will be provided by the department in question.

4. Dress and Grooming Compliance: Supervisors are held accountable to ensure employees under their direction understand and apply these dress and grooming standards.

While dress outside the work environment may not necessarily be at the standard described above, the grooming standards should always be followed. Dress outside the work environment should always be modest, appropriate for the occasion, and consistent with the dignity of a representative of BYU-Idaho and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A nursing department faculty member teaches a student with a model of a spinal cord.
Student-focused educators who make a difference in students' lives.
A rewarding working environment based on integrity and moral values.

About Rexburg, Idaho

Settled in March 1883 by a small group of pioneers, Rexburg has become known as "America's Family Community". Since the change of Ricks College to Brigham Young University-Idaho, population in Rexburg has seen steady growth. Today it has a population of over 35,000 (includes students who live within the city limits).

These are resources about your employment at BYU-I. They include regulations, employee standards, information, and a welcome packet.