honor code

15 Aug

From your experience, why has the Lord required an honor code at BYU?
This is what sets us apart from everyone else. This is why I’m here. This is why BYU has thrived in a world where everyone else settles. The honor code is BYU. What I love most about it though is that it is on your honor…we live it because we want to. Because we love it. Because we know it’s worth it. That choice, that reinforcement of agency, helps create people that are truly outstanding because they know what the laws of God mean to them.
They know that they want to live it, because it would have been so easy to just hang out until 12:30am that Tuesday night, but it made a difference to say no.
It would have been so easy to dress immodestly in the hot weather, but it made a difference to say no.
It would have been so easy to break the Word of Wisdom with your high school friends, but it made a difference to say no.
It would have been so easy to tolerate inappropriate language from your friends…or yourself…but it made a difference to say no.
This is the difference between Babylon and Zion, and it makes a difference to say yes.

What blessings have come into your life because of your obedience to the honor code?
The honor code are completely in accordance with the standards of the Church, and because it is so central to the lifestyle at BYU, it allows both members and non-members alike to uphold those standards in a consistent and valuable manner. It has strengthened my testimony of the Church because it reinforces what the Church teaches, and that consistency has allowed me to see the eternal significance of obedience.

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