ID Card Policies

 

Dress and Grooming Standards (Honor Code)

The ID Center asks that employees, students and affiliates meet Dress and Grooming Standards.  The ID card is a symbol of a student's affiliation with, and representation of, Brigham Young University.  BYU exis
ts to provide a university education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This atmosphere is preserved through commitment to conduct that reflects those ideals and principles. We appreciate your shared responsibility in helping us maintain these standards (http://registrar.byu.edu/catalog/2014-2015ucat/GeneralInfo/HonorCode.php):

The dress and grooming of both men and women should always be modest, neat, and clean, consistent with the dignity adherent to representing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and any of its institutions of higher education.

Modesty and cleanliness are important values that reflect personal dignity and integrity, through 
which students, staff, and faculty represent the principles and standards of the Church. Members of the BYU community commit themselves to observe the following standards, which reflect the direction of the Board of Trustees and the Church publication For the Strength of Youth. The Dress and Grooming Standards are as follows:
 
Women
A clean and well-cared-for appearance should be maintained. Clothing is inappropriate when it is s
leeveless, strapless, backless, or revealing; has slits above the knee; or is form fitting. Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be knee-length or longer. Hairstyles should be clean and neat, avoiding extremes in styles or colors. Excessive ear piercing (more than one per ear) and all other body piercing are not acceptable. Shoes should be worn in all public campus areas.
 
Men
A clean and well-cared-for appearance should be maintained. Clothing is inappropriate when it is sleeveless, revealing, or form fitting. Shorts must be knee-length or longer. Hairstyles should be clean and neat, avoiding extreme styles or colors, and trimmed above the collar, leaving the ear uncovered. Sideburns should not extend below the earlobe or onto the cheek. If worn, moustaches should be neatly trimmed and may not extend beyond or below the corners of the mouth. 
Men are expected to be clean-shaven; beards are not acceptable. Earrings and other body piercing are not acceptable. Shoes should be worn in all public campus areas.
 
Beard Waivers
Students who have need of a Beard Waiver or Beard Exception, please contact the Honor Code Office, 4450 WSC, 801-422-2847.  The Honor Code Office makes all decisions regarding Beard Waivers and Beard ID Card Waivers for students and student spouses. 
 
Employees and faculty, please contact the Benefits Office, D-240 ASB, 801-422-4716.  The Benefits Office makes all decisions regarding Beard Waivers and Beard ID Card Waivers for employees and faculty, and non-student spouses or dependents.
 
If a Beard Waiver is granted, the expectation is that the beard will be full-grown, not a goatee, soul patch, etc.  If a Beard ID Card Waiver is granted, the ID card will only be issued when this expectation is met.