Obviously, I'm no fan of mormonism, but Catholic schools could learn a few things from BYU's code of honor. McMahon flouted these rules for the entire time he was at BYU, but he won football games. When his eligibility ran out they told him to leave.
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Here is the above mentioned honor code. Once upon a time, kiddies, such words were not considered hate speech.
Honor Code Statement
We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men. . . . If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things (Thirteenth Article of Faith).
As a matter of personal commitment, faculty, administration, staff, and students of Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, Brigham Young University—Idaho, and LDS Business College seek to demonstrate in daily living on and off campus those moral virtues encompassed in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and will
Live a chaste and virtuous life
Obey the law and all campus policies
Use clean language
Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse
Participate regularly in church services
Observe the Dress and Grooming Standards
Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code
Specific policies embodied in the Honor Code include (1) the Academic Honesty Policy, (2) the Dress and Grooming Standards, (3) the Residential Living Standards, and (4) the Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement. (Refer to institutional policies for more detailed information.)
Of course, the Lizard Whisperers don't always enforce their rules uniformly. Just ask Jim McMahon.McMahon flouted these rules for the entire time he was at BYU, but he won football games. When his eligibility ran out they told him to leave.The honor code wasn't as important as putting BYU sports on the national radar. Does any of this sound familiar to you Notre Dame fans?