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Dress and Grooming

1. Purpose

The Dress and Grooming standards apply to all admitted full or part-time students, faculty, and staff.

2. Policy

CES Dress and Grooming Principles and Expectations

CES Dress and Grooming Principles and Expectations are part of the CES Honor Code and part of each student’s, employee’s, and volunteer’s commitment.

When considering Honor Code and dress and grooming decisions, the teachings of the prophets and apostles, as well as Church instruction, such as “For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices” can be helpful.

3. Implementation

CES Dress and Grooming Principles

Each student, employee, and volunteer commits to:

  • Represent the Savior Jesus Christ, the Church, and the Church Educational System
  • Preserve an inspiring environment, without distraction or disruption, where covenants are kept in a spirit of unity so the Holy Ghost can teach truth
  • Promote modesty, cleanliness, neatness, and restraint in dress and grooming
  • Maintain an elevated standard distinctive to educational institutions of the Church of Jesus Christ
  • Dress and grooming expectations as in the examples below should align with these principles. However, application of these principles is not limited to the expectations listed. Members of the university community are expected to apply these principles to dress and grooming questions as they arise.

CES Dress and Grooming Expectations

Dress for men and women should:

  • Be modest in fit and style. Dressing in a way that would cover the temple garment is a good guideline, whether or not one has been endowed. Accommodation may be made for athletic participation.
  • Be neat and clean. Sloppy, overly casual, ragged, or extreme clothing is not acceptable.


  • Hair should be clean, neat, modest, and avoid extremes in styles and colors.
  • Men’s hair should be neatly trimmed. Men should be clean shaven. If worn, mustaches should be neatly trimmed.

NOTE: BYU–Pathway Worldwide and Seminaries and Institutes of Religion match local Church dress and grooming standards as appropriate for local activities.

4. Related Policies and Procedures

CES Honor Code

For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet


Policy Owner: Campus Life Director

Executive Sponsor: Student Life Vice President

Date Approved by President's Council: 04/12/2010

Last Modified: 08/30/2023

Last Review: 08/30/2023

Next Review: 12/09/2024

Full revision history maintained by the Office of Compliance & Ethics.