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.