Brigham Young University

Name: Brigham Young University
Location: Provo, Utah
Religious Affiliation: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Enrollment: 32,400
Website: www.byu.edu
Accreditation:

Concerning GLBT Equality:

The BYU Honor code states the following:

School authorities may dismiss students for sexual transgressions independent of action by a Church Disciplinary Council. No one known to be guilty of overt and active homosexual conduct is to be enrolled or permitted to remain at Church Educational System (CES) campuses as students, but the following conduct is not to be treated as "overt and active" for the purpose of this policy:

a. Persons who have repented of evil acts and totally forsaken them for a suitable lengthy period of time.

b. Persons who have been guilty of irregular sexual behavior not equivalent to fornication or adultery and who are repentant and show evidence that their irregularities will not be repeated. The retention or dismissal of students should be a matter of decision on an individual basis by the administration, after considering the nature and duration of involvement, the circumstances of the student’s work at the institution, and the recommendation of the ecclesiastical officer having jurisdiction over the case.

This section of the BYU Honor Code can be viewed here.

The BYU Honor also includes the following:

Homosexual behavior or advocacy
Brigham Young University will respond to student behavior rather than to feelings or orientation. Students can be enrolled at the University and remain in good Honor Code standing if they maintain a current ecclesiastical endorsement and conduct their lives in a manner consistent with gospel principles and the Honor Code. Advocacy of a homosexual lifestyle (whether implied or explicit) or any behaviors that indicate homosexual conduct, including those not sexual in nature, are inappropriate and violate the Honor Code.

Violations of the Honor Code may result in actions up to and including separation from the University.

This section of the BYU Honor Code can be viewed here.