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“Deep learning is the result of a learner, acting in, with, and by faith in Christ . . . . Deep learning leads to understanding—the capacity to know, do, and become—and is ultimately a gift of the Spirit.”
Bruce C. Kusch, President of Ensign College
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Honor is part of your deep learning.
We desire that every member of the Ensign College community engage in deep learning. In order to provide the kind of atmosphere where deep learning can happen, every member needs to commit to conduct that reflects the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Together, we can learn deeply for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Ensign College exists 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 through commitment to conduct that reflects those ideals and principles.

Members of the faculty, administration, staff and student body are selected and retained from among those who voluntarily live the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Observance of such is a specific condition of employment and admission. Those individuals who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are also expected to maintain the same standards of conduct, except church attendance. All who represent Ensign College are to maintain the highest standards of honor, integrity, morality, and consideration of others in personal behavior. By accepting appointment on the faculty, continuing in employment, or continuing class enrollment, individuals evidence their commitment to observe the Honor Code standards approved by the Board of Trustees “at all times and … in all places” (Mosiah 18:9).

This code of conduct is required of all who attend or work at Ensign College. The overarching goal of the Honor Code is to invite the Spirit into the lives of students in order to create greater discipleship. The Honor Code centers on four foundational purposes: a community of saints, a demonstration of love, a light to the world and a protection against the storm.

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A Community of Saints
Adherence to the Honor Code creates a community of saints where the Spirit may be in greater abundance. That Spirit gives students greater power to learn by study and by faith. It provides an environment that is a respite from worldly distractions and encourages all to support each other in righteous living.

Students make an individual pledge to live the principles of the Honor Code before enrolling at the College—a pledge that is renewed annually.

While at the College, students actively participate in a community that outwardly exemplifies the values of the Honor Code. Individual and group obedience is an essential prerequisite before God can lift the student and the College to higher understanding, greater power, and a deeper, abiding joy.
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A Demonstration of Love
Observance of the Honor Code allows students to show love for the Savior. It also provides a proving ground to see if students will be faithful in small things so that they might receive greater blessings. Such obedience qualifies students to receive greater insights, opportunities, and blessings. Obedience to the Honor Code also prepares students for the greater blessings of the temple.
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A Light to the World
Observance of the Honor Code and the dress and grooming standards furthers the work of the Church by providing an example to the world. Students thereby let their light shine so that others might witness the impact of righteous living in the lives of college-aged students. Ensign College and its students can show others a standard that brings safety and peace.
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A Protection Against the Storm
The Lord preserves the faithful and obedient. Observance of the Honor Code helps students to be in right places doing right things. It provides a place of peace, refuge and safety both for the individual and the community. It also preserves the good name of the College and the Church. The Lord has said that Zion cannot be built except upon the principles of the law of the celestial kingdom. Those principles include obedience, virtue, honesty, integrity and cleanliness of body and soul. The College invites students, faculty and staff to abide by the Honor Code with confidence in God’s promises of joy, enlightenment, increased opportunities, protection and peace.


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