A Tale of Two Colleges, BYUS & Northwestern, Sex on display. Stunner … BYU basketball player dismissed for breaking honor code by having sex.
BYU is one of the top basketball teams this year and was well on their way to get a possible #1 seed in the upcoming NCAA March Madness Tournament. That was until they stunned the college basketball world by suspending the 19 year old sophomore Brandon Davies for violating the school’s honor code by having premarital sex with his girlfriend. Needless to say, in their first game without their star sophomore, BYU was routed at home by New Mexico 82-64.
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.)
Honor Code vs. Winning … what a message to students
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WOW, I am not sure whether to commend BYU for standing by their rules or scratch my head in bewilderment that a college would have such a rule in their honor code. One thing must be said regarding Brigham Young University, in a day an age where athletes are allowed to get away with most every transgression … BYU made honor more important than winning. But the question remains, how how may students actually live by this honor code, but are just not caught? How is it that BYU’s #2 start player managed to get busted out of the entire student body?
“Everybody at BYU knows the rules and the suspension further reminds everybody on campus that nobody, even a staple of our extremely successful basketball team, is exempt from the rules,” said Mr. Livingston.
The BYU Honor Code requires students to live “a chaste and virtuous life,” but the punishment for transgressions is left up to the Honor Code Office. There’s no double-standard for star athletes: Last year, football player Harvey Unga, the school’s all-time leading rusher, withdrew from BYU after violating the honor code.
The Washington Times reminds us that the same act that got BYU’s Brandon Davies suspended might have earned him an “A” at Northwestern as a psychology class featured a live sex act. What the hell is up with this? So this is the education one gets at a high priced college? Northwestern President Morton Schapiro called for an investigation of the incident.
More than 100 Northwestern University students watched as a naked 25-year-old woman was penetrated by a sex toy wielded by her fiancee during an after-class session of the school’s popular “Human Sexuality” class.
The woman said she showed up at the Feb. 21 lecture in the Ryan Family Auditorium in Evanston expecting just to answer questions, but was game to demonstrate.