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Student Life Policies and Guidelines

Camping And Overnight Activities

Overnight co-ed activities that are not university sponsored such as spending the night together at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, camping, staying in motels or cabins, and similar activities are prohibited. No overnight guests of the opposite sex are permitted at any time in single-student housing.

Computer Crime

Any person who knowingly and without permission accesses or attempts to access any campus computer, computer system, computer program, or network without prior authorization is committing computer fraud.


The use of university-owned computers, databases, servers, or the BYU-Idaho website or intranet for the storage, distribution, sharing, viewing, or transmission of copyrighted materials without permission is prohibited.

Curfew And Quiet Hours

Students should be in their own apartments by midnight Saturday through Thursday nights and 1:00 a.m. on Friday nights. Apartment visitors must leave in time to arrive in their own apartments by curfew. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily and all day on Sunday.

Disruptive Behavior

BYU-Idaho is committed to providing a safe and secure academic, cultural, social, and spiritual environment consistent with the Church Educational System Honor Code. Disruptive behavior is any behavior that adversely impacts the educational process and environment of other students, the community, or the administrative functions of the university on or off campus.

Drugs And Alcohol

The use or possession of substances, drink, drug, chemical or dangerous practice that is used to produce a "high" or another artificial effect that may harm your body or mind and associated paraphernalia is prohibited at all times (For the Strength of Youth, pg. 26). The university may disclose the violation to the student’s parent/guardian. This can be made with or without the student's consent if students are less than 21 years of age at the time of disclosure.


Students agree to not share their passwords, send spam mail or any inappropriate material (including messages of a harassing or salacious nature), use their account for commercial purposes or any form of advertising. Students must not enter the e-mail accounts of others nor send e-mail messages posing as someone they are not. Students must not harvest and provide lists of BYU-Idaho e-mail accounts to anyone.

Entertainment And The Media

For the Strength of Youth teaches us to, "choose wisely when using media, because whatever you read, listen to, or look at has an effect on you. Select only media that uplifts you. Do not attend, view, or participate in anything that is vulgar, immoral, violent, or pornographic in any way. Do not participate in anything that presents immorality or violence as acceptable." Take care that your use of media and entertainment does not dull your sensitivity to the Spirit or interfere with your personal relationships with others. "Do not communicate anything over the Internet or through text that would be inappropriate to share in person. Obey the laws that govern sharing music, movies, and other copyrighted items" (pgs 11-13). See Apartment Living Standards at


BYU-Idaho prohibits the possession or use of firearms and weapons on property owned or controlled by the university, including on-campus and off-campus BYU-Idaho approved housing (see Idaho Code 18-3302C, SB1254), and at programs sponsored by BYU-Idaho, which occur off of campus property (i.e. Discovery, travel related to academic studies, student activities, etc.). For the purpose of this policy, firearms or weapons include any device that can expel a projectile, and/or other dangerous weapons, including knives, explosives, or other items that, in their intended use, are capable of inflicting injury. Because these items pose a clear risk to the persons and property on BYU-Idaho's campus, violation of this policy will result in appropriate disciplinary sanctions.

Under the laws of the state of Idaho, BYU-Idaho is permitted as a private institution to place limitations on the carrying of weapons onto its private property. No one (employees, students, or visitors) except trained and authorized municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement officers, or trained and authorized BYU-Idaho Security officers, is permitted to possess or carry firearms or other weapons, concealed or not concealed, with or without a concealed weapons permit, while upon the properties owned or controlled by the university.

Specifically approved and sanctioned BYU-Idaho programs, such as archery courses and Badger Creek programs, may use weapons under the guidance of trained instructors, within the scope of their approved mission. Members of the campus ROTC units may possess and/or carry firearms or weapons with the firing pins or other actuating devices removed as part of official ROTC functions when authorized by the ROTC administrator. ROTC units on campus are also allowed to possess and store unloaded paintball training equipment in a secured storage area on campus.

BYU-Idaho campus is a weapons-free environment.

Harassment, Hazing, Intimidations, Or Aggressive Behavior

All forms of harassment including but not limited to verbal, physical, mental, sexual, including sexual misconduct, hazing, intimidation, exploitation, or aggressive behavior that threaten or endanger the physical or emotional health and safety of others is in violation of the Honor Code. To report these types of behavior contact the Student Honor Office at 208-496-9300, Kimball Building Room 270 or the Dean of Students Office at 208-496-9200, Kimball Building Room 290.

Overnight Guests

Because overnight guests often cause interruption and inconvenience to others, all such guests should be cleared with the apartment manager and agreed upon by the roommates. No overnight guests of the opposite sex are permitted at any time. Each tenant shall be responsible for any damage, beyond reasonable wear and tear, to the property of the apartment complex caused by the tenant, members of the tenant’s family, or guests of the tenant.


No pets of any kind are allowed on campus or in approved housing. See Apartment Living Standards at


Pornography in any form is not permitted. The use of pornography is a serious sin and can lead to other sexual transgressions. Pornography in all forms is especially dangerous and addictive. Avoid pornography at all costs. (For the Strength of Youth, pg 12)

Right Of Access

BYU-Idaho is a private institution. Therefore all grounds, walkways, roads, parking areas, and buildings owned by the university are private property. The university retains the right and legal authority to limit or otherwise restrict access to the campus for any reason it may deem appropriate. As an educational institution, BYU-Idaho affirms its right to guard or protect employees, students, and guests from interferences that would disrupt any class, program, activity, event, or permitted function. This includes stalking or other conduct that is threatening or disruptive to students, employees, or guests on campus properties.

Sexual Misconduct

For purposes of this policy, sexual misconduct encompasses a range of behaviors that can create a hostile educational environment, including sexual assault and sexual harassment. This policy applies to sexual misconduct that is perpetrated by or against university students, university employees, participants in university programs, or visitors on its campus, whether the behavior occurs on or off campus. This policy also prohibits retaliation in connection with any reports of possible sexual misconduct that are made under this policy. This policy explains the investigation process used to adjudicate reported violations covered under this policy.

BYU-Idaho is committed to promoting and maintaining a safe and respectful environment for the campus community. Sexual misconduct of any kind is contrary to the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Church Educational System Honor Code.

The university prohibits sexual misconduct in all of its forms, including (but not limited to) sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, indecent exposure, and all non-consensual sexual contact or behavior (collectively "sexual misconduct") perpetrated by or against university students, university employees, participants in university programs, or visitors to its campus, whether the behavior occurs on or off campus.

Definitions of prohibited conduct are explained in the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy at Individuals who believe they have been subjected to Sexual Misconduct should make a report even if they have simultaneously been involved in other violations of university policy, such as the use of alcohol or drugs. Violations of university policy or the Church Educational System Honor Code do not make a victim at fault for sexual violence or other forms of Sexual Misconduct and may be addressed separately from the sexual misconduct report.

Any person who becomes aware of Sexual Misconduct or needs assistance or information related to sexual misconduct may contact the Title IX Coordinator, Nick Rammell, at 290 Kimball Building, 208-496-9200,

Single-Student Approved Housing

All single students under the age of 27 must live in approved housing unless they live at home with their parents. Only admitted students are eligible to live in approved housing beginning in their first assigned semester. Individuals enrolled in Continuing Education who are not admitted to a track are not eligible to live in approved housing. Students who wish to live with a relative must receive an exception from the Housing & Student Living Office to live outside of approved housing. Failure to comply with approved housing guidelines will result in a hold being placed on the student record. This hold may prevent a student from registering for classes, release a student from current classes, or prevent a student from acquiring transcripts.

Individuals in the following categories must seek housing in the community market: (a) those who have not been admitted as BYU-Idaho students; (b) students who have been suspended for an Honor Code violation; (c) students on academic suspension; and (d) single students with children. All students living off campus must provide the university with their current local street address while enrolled at BYU-Idaho. Students giving a false address are in violation of the Honor Code and subject to disciplinary action through the Student Honor Office, which may include suspension. For more information contact Housing and Student Living

Visitation Guidelines (By The Opposite Sex)

Men and women may visit in apartments of the opposite sex beginning at 10 a.m. Visitors of the opposite sex are not allowed in bedrooms at any time. See Apartment Living Standards at