Campus Strictness

Rexburg, ID
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
Brigham Young University
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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The rules for attending Brigham Young university-Idaho are very strict, and that is why our campus is harmonious and safe.

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5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: This is a LDS school so students come here knowing and expecting higher standards, so if you don't like strictness, this isn't the school for you.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus is strict for a reason.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: In order to go to the school you must sign an Honor Code. This pretty much says you agree to abide by the Honor Code and follow the rules of the church. There is no drinking or drugs on campus. The code is pretty strict, but it is this way for the student's benefit. It is so nice not having to worry about alcohol or drugs when I go to a party or to another person's dorm. Since everyone on campus has agreed to live by the standards in the Honor Code, it makes a really nice and peaceful atmosphere on campus. You don't have to worry about wild parties or anything, and there is a curfew for being back in your apartments. Sometimes the Honor Code seems to strict, like modesty standards, but most of the students have grown up following these standards anyways.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They will kick you out if you break the honor code. People know this so they lie all the time because they do not want to want to risk their degree. They will boot your car if you are even 5 minutes late. Protests are not tolerated at all.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 2nd
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 6th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1353rd
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenica Sparks
Olympia, Washington
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In general, the students at BYU-Idaho view the campus strictness as a good thing. The University does have a strict set of rules called the Honor Code that students commit to follow when they apply to the school. The Code includes specific standards that commit students to keep a professional appearance, refrain from drinking or drugs, abstain from sexual intimacy before marriage, implement healthy lifelong habits, increase student safety and personal integrity, and strengthen spirituality. The Honor Code isn’t a list of standards that all church members have to abide by to be good or even exceptional Mormons. Members can have a beard and still be admitted inside the temple. They can wear flip-flops during the week and still give a talk on Sunday. They can stay up past midnight and still serve well in their church callings.

However, the Honor Code is instead a set of University rules for students and faculty to keep the campus unified in spirit. By maintaining obedience in respecting campus as a learning environment dedicated to God, students are able to contribute and influence quality learning through the Spirit. If an applicant or current student can't commit to live by the rules established as the University’s Honor Code, administration will ultimately suggest that they need to find another university.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Breaking curfew (staying out past midnight)
  • Parking without a permit
  • Wearing flip-flops on campus
  • Wearing hats in buildings
Visitation Policies
Students have to let their housing manager know when they have a visitor staying overnight. Visitors have to be the same sex as the student because all housing is divided respectively into young men and young women housing.
Did You Know?
  • For the most part, students are held accountable for maintaining the standards of the Honor Code for themselves, by themselves, and for those around them. There is no Honor Code patrol. Some teachers won't ask you to leave class if you have a hole in your jeans, and housing complexes no longer have RAs that come through and make sure everyone is home before curfew. You personally have to make the choice to live the honor code and then do it.
  • However, with more serious aspects of the Code, the University has almost no tolerance and will not permit students to continue at the school if they exhibit actions like cheating, immorality, or doing drugs.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 235 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 245 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 2% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 33% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 64% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.


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