Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens. ~Thomas S. Monson
Question #92674 posted on 10/09/2019 8:42 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Some friends and I were discussing the honor code recently, and we realized that technically it applies to students at all times, even while they are not at BYU, which makes sense until you think about people who go home for a couple months in the summer or over winter break etc. So technically that means we should still obey curfew and dress code while we are at home or visiting anywhere else for that matter. It makes sense when you think about the law of chastity or the word of wisdom but makes no sense at all when talking about curfew or dress code. Normally one would just obey or not obey the rules their parents have, right? That isn’t something that has ever crossed our minds before, and were wondering what some more opinions on this topic are.

-Not confrontational, just deep thoughts

A:

Dear you,

A curfew is part of the honor code?

~Anathema clearly kept this part of it

A:

Dear Confront,

I have thought about this a lot. It's why I never dyed my hair a crazy color when going home for the summer and why I was afraid that my undercut would be classified ad too edgy for the HCO.

Another fun fact is that students are supposed to wear shoes in all public campus areas at all times. Which makes sense when you're talking about classes and the library, but makes considerably less sense in the cases of like, the swimming pool or the sand volleyball courts on campus.

-Quixotic Kid

A:

Dear you,

One of my professors this semester used to be Academic Vice President, and so he’s very clear about his expectations regarding how his students comply with the Honor Code. Still, on the first day of class, he made a joke about how common it is for students to come back from summer break with a beard. He didn’t seem bothered by that at all, and simply reiterated that all students should return to a state of clean-shavenness before the next class period.

My guess is that a lot of people (possibly including some administrators) have a pretty similar view: don’t ditch your standards over summer break, but you probably don’t need to stress too much about the more school-specific parts of the honor code. At least, that's how I approach it.

Best,

Josefina