Brigham Young University exists to provide an education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That atmosphere is created and preserved through commitment to conduct that reflects those ideals and principles.
Initiated by students in 1949, the Honor Code is a matter of personal commitment to values such as honesty, living a chaste and virtuous life, obeying the law, abstaining from alcohol and tobacco, using clean language, and adhering to other values encompassed in the doctrines of the church. The Honor Code is supplemented by additional guidelines on dress, grooming, and housing standards.
For more on the Honor Code visit, http://honorcode.byu.edu.