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Observance of the Church Educational System Honor Code (“Honor Code”) is a specific condition to be employed at BYU-Hawaii or to be admitted to, continue enrollment at, and graduate from BYU–Hawaii. Those individuals in the University community who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are also expected to maintain the same standards of conduct, except church attendance. All who represent BYU–Hawaii are to maintain the highest standards of honor, integrity, morality, and consideration of others in personal behavior. By accepting appointment on the faculty, continuing employment, or continuing class enrollment, individuals evidence their commitment to observe the Honor Code standards approved by the Board of Trustees "at all times and…in all places" (Mosiah 18:9).

Honor Code Statement

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 BYU–Hawaii seek to demonstrate in daily living on and off-campus those moral virtues encompassed in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and will:
• Be honest.
• Live a chaste and virtuous life.
• Obey the law and all campus policies.
• Use clean language.
• Respect others.
• Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse.
• Participate regularly in church services.
• Observe dress and grooming standards.
• Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code.

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Good Honor Code Standing

Students must be in Good Honor Code Standing to be admitted to, continue enrollment at, and graduate from Brigham Young University - Hawaii. The term "Good Honor Code Standing" means that a student's conduct is consistent with the Church Educational System Honor Code, the standards and policies of Brigham Young University - Hawaii, and the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Excommunication, disfellowshipment, or disaffiliation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints automatically results in the loss of good Honor Code standing. Further, a student is not in good Honor Code standing if that student's ecclesiastical endorsement has either lapsed or has been withdrawn, or if the Office of Honor has placed a "hold" on that student's records.

All students, upon admission to Brigham Young University - Hawaii, are required to observe the standards of the Honor Code at all times, whether on or off campus.

When the Office of Honor receives reports of misconduct prior to a prospective student's admission or readmission, those reports are referred to the Admissions Office for appropriate consideration and action. When the Office of Honor receives reports of student misconduct after admission or readmission, but before registration for classes, the Office of Honor typically notifies the student, indicating that a "hold" will likely be placed on the student's account if the matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of the Office of Honor by a specified date.

The Office of Honor reserves the right to place a "hold" on the record of any student based on reports of student misconduct prior to notifying the student.

Good Honor Code Conduct

All students are required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Honor Code. In addition, students may not influence or seek to influence others to engage in behavior inconsistent with the Honor Code.