CES HONOR CODE
Ensign College and other Church Educational System institutions exist to provide an education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That atmosphere is created and preserved by a community of faculty, administration, staff, and students who voluntarily commit to conduct their lives in accordance with the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ and who strive to maintain the highest standards in their personal conduct regarding honor, integrity, morality, and consideration of others. By accepting appointment, continuing in employment, being admitted, or continuing class enrollment, each member of the Ensign College community personally commits to observe these Honor Code standards approved by the Board of Trustees “at all times and in all things, and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9):
Live a chaste and virtuous life, including abstaining from any sexual relations outside a marriage between a man and a woman.
Respect others, including the avoidance of profane and vulgar language.
Obey the law and follow campus policies.
Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, vaping and substance abuse.
Participate regularly in Church services (required only of Church members).
Observe Ensign College's dress and grooming standards.
Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code.
WHY AN HONOR CODE?
Living a life of honor is a central aspect of your experience at Ensign College as you are laying the foundation of your life's work. To help us live with greater honor and to help us develop a culture of discipleship in our hearts and on this campus, The Board of Trustees for Ensign College established a Code of Honor and associated dress and grooming standards for all who are a part of the campus community. The overarching goal of the Code of Honor and the standards that have been set forth is to invite the Holy Ghost into our lives and throughout our campus in order to cultivate deep learning and greater discipleship.
We invite you to keep the commitments you have made to abide by the standards in the Honor Code and thereby accelerate your development as a trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. The Honor Code is about choosing to use your agency to be obedient in small and simple things so that the Holy Ghost can be invited into your life. As you live so that you can be trusted, you will play an active role in fulfilling the prophetic statement given by President Henry B. Eyring to our campus community when he said, "Your graduates must have an inner moral compass which will make of them ever more rare and ever more valued" (Ensign College Inauguration, Oct. 2009).
These guidelines outline the procedure Ensign College follows when reported honor code violations warrant investigation.