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New Letter Clarifies Update To BYU’s Honor Code Following Weeks Of Confusion

Mar 4, 2020, 11:36 AM | Updated: 11:46 am
FILE: BYU Campus...
FILE: BYU Campus

PROVO, Utah — After two weeks of widespread confusion about an update to its honor code, BYU tweeted a letter clarifying the update and what it means for student behavior.

“Same-sex romantic behavior cannot lead to eternal marriage and is therefore not compatible with the principles in the honor code,” said the letter, which was written by Elder Paul V. Johnson, commissioner of the Church Educational System of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The update to the honor code for BYU and other church schools became public two weeks ago on the same day the church published its updated and revised General Handbook, a guide of instructions and policies for leaders and members. The Church Educational System honor code applies to students and staff at BYU, BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, LDS Business College (soon to be renamed Ensign College) and BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

The letter was sent to students and employees at all CES schools.

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New Letter Clarifies Update To BYU’s Honor Code Following Weeks Of Confusion