“When you are honest in every way, you are able to enjoy peace of mind and maintain self-respect. You build strength of character, which allows you to be of service to God and others. You are trustworthy in the eyes of God and those around you. If you are dishonest in your words or actions, you hurt yourself and often hurt others as well. If you lie, steal, cheat, or neglect to give the full amount of work for your pay, you lose your self-respect. You lose the guidance of the Holy Ghost” (“Honesty,” True to the Faith (2004), 84)


We agree to be completely honest in all our dealings, including class assignments and tests. This means we don't plagiarize material, fabricate or falsify information, or cheat.


Being truthful with ourselves and others is a principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ and a central feature of the CES Honor Code. When we are honest in all things, we promise to obey all of these principles fully without compromises. Besides being dishonest, cheating on your schoolwork hurts others, reduces the confidence in receiving a fair education, and greatly reduces personal growth and abilities.

Academic Honesty

Academic Honesty means students do their own work. This also means their instructors will evaluate that work. Students should not be dishonest—this includes all types of work in their courses.

Examples of academic dishonesty include:

Consequences of Violating the Academic Honesty Policy 

Violations of the Academic Honesty Policy may result in consequences up to and including suspension (not being able to take BYU-Idaho classes for a certain amount of time) or expulsion from the university (not being able to continue as a student at BYU-Idaho).