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):

      Be honest.

      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.

      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 the Ensign College's dress and grooming standards.

      Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code.

Good Honor Code Standing

Students must be in good honor code standing to be admitted to, continue enrollment at, and graduate from Ensign College. The term “good Honor Code standing” means that a student’s conduct is consistent with the Honor Code and the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A student immediately loses good Honor Code standing if the Church formally restricts the student’s membership privileges or withdraws the student’s membership in the Church. A student also immediately loses good Honor Code standing if the student resigns membership in the Church. Further, a student is not in good honor code standing if his or her ecclesiastical endorsement has either lapsed or been withdrawn, or if the Honor Code Office has placed a hold on the student’s records.

All students, upon admission to Ensign College, are required to observe the standards of the Honor Code at all times, whether on or off campus. If, after admission decisions are announced, the college discovers an individual falsified or plagiarized content on the admissions application, or the initial ecclesiastical endorsement is withdrawn, the Admissions Office will review the facts and take appropriate action. When the Honor Code Office receives reports of other student misconduct that is not specifically addressed by other college policy, a normal Honor Code process will be initiated. The Honor Code Office will notify the student, indicating when a “hold” will be placed on the student’s registration if the matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of the Honor Code Office by a specified date. The Honor Code Office also reserves the right to place a “hold” on the record of any student based on reports of student misconduct prior to notifying the student. Individuals who are on any sex-offender registry are not eligible for enrollment at Ensign College. Registered sex offenders will not be allowed employment at Ensign College nor other access to the campus.