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BYU’s honor code strikes again! Another student suspended

BYU’s honor code strikes again! Another student suspended

When Brigham Young University, a school with strong Christian values and a strict honor code suspended a basketball player for having pre-marital sex, some people were outraged and others were happy for the school having a value system and make its students accountable to it. Well, it seems the honor code caught its latest victim: linebacker Spencer Hadley suspended for five games.

Now the school didn’t release details, but according to a photo obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune from the University of Utah – it seems Hadley was partying at a club in Vegas when a picture was taken of him by a fan. This partying violates their code of conduct. Per the Tribune:

Documents obtained from the U. show that a person calling himself “Darren Lucy” and a “die hard Utah Utes fan” e-mailed the photo to Utah’s compliance office, at 2:16 p.m. Monday.


The U.’s compliance office forwarded the photo/e-mail — which also alleged potential NCAA violations — to BYU Director of Compliance Chad Gwilliam 12 minutes later.

BYU is built on the principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints:

The rules of the honor code are as follows:

Be honest
Live a chaste and virtuous life
Obey the law and all campus policies
Use clean language
Respect others
Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse
Participate regularly in church services
Observe the Dress and Grooming Standards
Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code

Not too bad! And guess what? They really mean it! They really expect their students to honor this code and there are consequences for dishonoring it. 

In a world of “anything goes” where the standard is “no standard” I like that there are still institutions where your word means something.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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