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Posting with author’s permission, an opinion piece related to the justification BYU gave for expelling BYU students who begin LDS and then experience a faith change. Introduction The vast majority of those who leave the LDS Church still take their personal commitments and covenants seriously. People ought to be honest—and (under most conditions) people should[…]
The Daily Herald reports: FreeBYU group vows to continue challenging BYU Included in the article is an update on FreeBYU’s activity, as well as a response from BYU PR. Example quote: FreeBYU has said those honor code changes aren’t enough. The group believes exemptions are not being granted and students are discouraged from applying for[…]
On 29 July 2017, FreeBYU director Brad Levin presented “FreeBYUs campaign for Religious Freedom at the Y” at the annual Sunstone conference in SLC, UT. Listen to the audio recording of the presentation, then volunteer with us after submitting your profile at FreeBYU.org/profiles.
View press release here American Psychological Association refuses to hold BYU accountable for discrimination 20 February 2017 — FreeBYU just received the APA’s response to our complaint documenting religious discrimination against psychology students at BYU. In its response, the APA refused to hold BYU’s psychology program accountable to the APA’s accreditation standards prohibiting discrimination against[…]
FreeBYU has compiled the most extensive documentation of Honor Code enforcement available outside of BYU (through the hundreds of written accounts we’ve received in connection with our accreditation challenges and through other means – see some summaries at ATHCOE). Among these accounts, we’ve found extremely sobering the accounts of rape survivors who were traumatized a second[…]
Application for Exception Decision Tree BYU students can apply for an exception to the honor code’s ecclesiastical endorsement requirement. Generally, students who desire to either (A) formally leave the LDS Church, or (B) cease LDS practice such as church attendance and participation in their ward, should use this process. As of November 2016, FreeBYU[…]
View press release here NCAA receives discrimination complaint against Brigham Young University 20 October 2016 — Today, FreeBYU obtained confirmation that the NCAA received its complaint detailing the religious discrimination BYU imposes on student athletes through enforcement of its Honor Code. Background on BYU’s Honor Code BYU updated its Honor Code nearly a year ago[…]
Numerous media outlets have reported on FreeBYU’s press release, BYU Reforms Honor Code Weeks After Complaint to Accrediting Body. We do a deep dive on the changes at “Change Has Come to the BYU Honor Code“. You can read the coverage for yourself in this list. ABA Journal: BYU law school says ABA probe is closed;[…]
Using the process outlined in Project ATHCOE (Accountability and Transparency in Honor Code Office Enforcement), students and alumni are beginning to receive copies of their honor code files. Mine is the first published example of an honor code file. I wrote and published a book entitled during my last six months at BYU Law (between October[…]