FreeBYU Supports BYU Rape Survivors

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[…]

So you want to apply for an exception to the honor code’s ecclesiastical endorsement requirement

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[…]

NCAA receives discrimination complaint against Brigham Young University

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[…]

Op-Ed: BYU is Downplaying its Changes to the Honor Code

As over a dozen news outlets have reported this week, BYU made some adjustments to its Honor Code less than three weeks after the American Bar Association (ABA) acknowledged receipt of our religious discrimination complaint against the university last fall. You can also read about this in our press release and detailed analysis of the changes. To[…]

Herald, Tribune, ABA Journal, and Others Report on BYU’s Honor Code Reforms

  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;[…]

BYU Reforms Honor Code Weeks After Complaint to Accrediting Body

View the press release here. 17 August 2016 — Three weeks after activist group FreeBYU submitted a religious discrimination complaint to the accrediting body of Brigham Young University’s (BYU’s) law school, the university relaxed a number of its Honor Code policies related to its ecclesiastical endorsement requirement. Despite the changes, FreeBYU believes that BYU’s policies[…]

FreeBYU featured on “A Thoughtful Faith” Podcast

Gina Colvin interviewed FreeBYU director Brad Levin in an hour-long episode entitled, Religious Freedom and Belief at BYU. “Under BYU’s existing policies, LDS students who change their personal beliefs about God are expelled from school, evicted from their homes, and fired from their jobs.  There is no similar policy for non-LDS students at BYU: a Catholic may convert[…]