The BYU Hawaii Honor Code expects all students and teachers to be living according to good and virtuous principles as taught and lived by faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
A fundamental belief of the Church is that 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).
We sincerely invite you to develop your character and spirituality by living the Honor Code and taking online courses from BYU Hawaii.
Students who do not follow the honor code will not be allowed to take courses from BYU Hawaii Online.
In summary, the Honor Code requires the following of online students:
- Be honest
- Live a chaste and virtuous life - do not participate in pornography,do not have any sexual relations before marriage
- Obey the law in your country of residence Use clean language
- Respect others
- Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, kava, and substance abuse (drugs)
- Participate regularly in church services (If you are a member of the LDS church or any other church)
- Dress modestly with no revealing clothing when recording videos
If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in keeping with the Word of Wisdom, you are also required to abstain from tea and coffee. Students who enroll in courses and then do not follow the honor code will be ejected from all courses.