BYU will celebrate the Honor Code by dedicating a week in February to activities that remind students of its importance.
Though BYU educates students with differing backgrounds from all across the world, every BYU student has promised to uphold and keep the Honor Code during their time at BYU. Honor Week is about embracing that commonality and will be celebrated this year Feb. 18–22.
Robert Briggs, executive director of Student Honor, said the week is planned to help students have a deeper connection to the university, as well as a deeper appreciation for the Honor Code.
“During the week there are various activities and programs designated to help students feel connected to the university, make new friends, and gain more respect for what the Honor Code stands for, along with more courage to live it in its entirety,” Briggs said.
Vice president of Student Honor Mallory Brugger, a junior from Rexburg, Idaho, had the opportunity to plan Honor Week activities. Brugger said the Honor Code has greatly influenced her time at BYU.
“The Honor Code is something that sets us apart from other universities in the country and is something that has truly blessed my BYU experience,” Brugger said.
Every year a large part of campus participates in the celebration, and this year will be no different. There will be activities at noon, from Maeser tag (BYU’s version of laser tag), to giant Twister and even a campus-wide “Sweet Hour of Service” event. Thursday night will be a movie night where students can take a break from school and have fun with friends.
The activities will be held in various parts of the Wilkinson Student Center. Briggs said Honor Week is for everyone, and anyone can participate.
“All students are also welcome to get involved by volunteering in these events,” she said.