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The BYUH Honor Code - Dress and Grooming Standards will be adhered to at all times.
The attire and grooming of both men and women must always be modest, neat, clean, and becoming the dignity of a representative of BYU-Hawai'i and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dress and grooming should emphasize appropriateness and cleanliness, avoiding any unusual apparel or physical alterations, such as color or style of hair, which bring undue attention to one's self, such as male pony tail or shaved head. Body piercing (e.g. nose, eyebrow, and tongue piercing) is not allowed. So-called "grubby attire" may be worn only in the immediate areas of residence halls and at informal outdoor activities, but not in dining or classroom areas. Grubby attire includes tank tops, shirts without sleeves or which expose the midriff, sweats and jogging attire, work overalls, medical scrubbies, military camouflage or fatigue outfits, informal lava lava, and clothes with holes or see-through fabric or those which are noticeable frayed, cut off, or patched. Messages and pictures on clothing must be appropriate to LDS standards. Footwear is to be worn in public campus areas (thongs and slippers are permissible).
Acceptable attire for all other school activities, including athletic events, should be consistent with these standards and guidelines unless otherwise designated by appropriate authority.
Dresses, sweaters, blouses with sleeves, skirts or culottes, modest pantsuits, jeans, shorts and slacks, are all acceptable women's wear. Women's hemlines on dresses, shorts, skirts or culottes are to extend at least to the middle of the knee while standing. Dresses or skirts with slits above the knee in the front or back are inappropriate. Similarly, the no-bra look is unacceptable at BYUH. Evening and formal wear may not include low-cut necklines, backless or strapless gowns. Multiple earrings are not allowed (no more than one on each ear). Tattoos that are exposed must be covered up.
Slacks, jeans, shorts which extend at least to the middle of the knee while standing, sweaters, and sport or dress shirts with sleeves are all acceptable men's wear. Beards are not acceptable and are defined as noticeable growth that is beginning to look "grubby." Under rare circumstances a few students with medical situations may wear neatly trimmed beards if first approved by the Honor Code Office. Mustaches should be neatly trimmed and should not extend beyond or below the corners of the mouth. Sideburns should not be long or bushy, and should not extend below the bottom of the ear. Men's hairstyles should be clean, neat, and trim. Hair should be above the collar of a dress shirt in the back and less than one-half inch over the ears. Earrings and excessive jewelry on men are not within the standard. Tattoos that are exposed must be covered up.
Work Out Attire
Clothing including swimming suits must be modest in fabric, fit, and style (no bikini, two piece, or French-cut styles). Modest shorts above the knees, sweats any gym clothing are acceptable wear in athletic and living areas. Appropriate dress for athletic participation as well as for dance aerobic classes include modest T-shirts so that the midriff and back is covered. Tank tops worn should not have spaghetti straps nor be backless and should be modest so that underclothing or sports bras are not exposed under the arms. Appropriate shoes and not thongs (slippers) should be worn in all athletic areas.