From the Church

Honor code updated for Church schools

BYU’s Hinckley Center
Kenny Crookston/BYU

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints updated expectations for students at Brigham Young University, BYU–Idaho, BYU–Hawaii, and Ensign College on Thursday, August 24—revising Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement questions, the Honor Code, and dress and grooming standards.

The Church Educational System updates—like other recent initiatives and efforts by the Church—are principle-based and designed to help students focus on the Savior Jesus Christ, according to a news release published on

The revisions standardize expectations across Church schools and are consistent with the principles taught in the Church’s “For the Strength of Youth” guide that was updated in October 2022.

According to the release, these adjustments will help the Church Educational System:

  1. “Adopt a principle-based approach, while retaining a set of common expectations.
  2. “Simplify and unify dress and grooming principles and expectations across campuses.
  3. “Better align the ecclesiastical endorsement interview with the ecclesiastical responsibilities of Church leaders.”

These changes will help everyone associated with Church education to further embrace its distinct purpose: “To develop disciples of Jesus Christ who are leaders in their homes, the Church, and their communities,” said Elder Clark G. Gilbert, General Authority Seventy and the Church’s commissioner of education.

Read the complete article on Church News.

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