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"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

The Church Board of Education of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has approved updates to Student Ecclesiastical Endorsements, the Honor Code, and Dress and Grooming Principles and Expectations for the Church Educational System (CES).

The updates, effective August 30, 2023, are principle-based, provide consistency across CES institutions, and better align student endorsement interviews with Church leaders’ ecclesiastical responsibilities. The changes are designed to help students grow closer to Jesus Christ and strengthen the overall student experience.

Updated Areas

Updates have been made in the following three areas:

Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement Questions

Questions asked to students in an ecclesiastical endorsement interview.

Frequently Asked Questions

Refer to these FAQs for more information about these recent updates.