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"We should live wisely in protecting ourselves from bodily harm, but, in reality, whether we live a long or short life upon this earth is of relatively little consequence in the eternities. What really matters is our character and how we live. Living the life of a covenant-maker and covenant-keeper is of highest value, as that is the only way for us to fulfill our eternal purpose.”
–Elder Donald L. Hallstrom–
Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement (CSEE)
All enrolled continuing undergraduate, graduate, intern, or study abroad students are required to obtain a Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement for each new academic year. They must have their endorsement process completed, submitted online through their Winter Semester Bishop, and received by the Office of Honor before they can register. Priority registration for the new academic year beginning in the Fall semester can begin in early May. To avoid registration delays ALL students must go to
1. Go to endorse.byuh.edu
2. Sign in with your BYU-H ID and Password.
3. Complete the 5 online steps (including reading BYU-H’s Honorcode) and submit it to your Winter Semester Bishop.
4. Set up an appointment to interview with your Winter Semester Bishop.
5. After the interview your Bishop will finalize and submit your endorsement to the Office of Honor.
If a person is applying to BYU-Hawaii for the first time or has missed a full Winter or Fall Semester, they should go to besmart.com to complete their endorsement.
LDS students may only be endorsed by their current year, winter semester bishop of the ward where they resided.
Non-LDS students are to be endorsed by the bishop of the LDS ward in which they currently reside, or the BYU-Hawaii chaplain.
Whether on or off campus, all students are expected to abide by the Honor Code, which includes: the Academic Honesty Policy, the Dress and Grooming Standards, and the Residential Living Standards.
LDS students must fulfill their duty in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, attend Church meetings, and abide by the rules and standards of the Church on and off campus. Students who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are also expected to maintain the same standards of conduct. They are encouraged to participate in services of their preferred religion.
A student's endorsement may be withdrawn at any time if the ecclesiastical leader determines that the student is no longer eligible for the endorsement. Students without endorsements, except in unusual circumstances, must discontinue enrollment.