Tramp Camp(us)

15 Oct

Remember when you signed the honor code in front of your Bishop? Here are some helpful reminders:

Dress and Grooming Standards

The dress and grooming of both men and women should always be modest, neat, and clean, consistent with the dignity adherent to representing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and any of its institutions of higher education.

Modesty and cleanliness are important values that reflect personal dignity and integrity, through which students, staff, and faculty represent the principles and standards of the Church. Members of the BYU community commit themselves to observe the following standards, which reflect the direction of the Board of Trustees and the Church publication For the Strength of Youth. The Dress and Grooming Standards are as follows:

Men

A clean and well-cared-for appearance should be maintained. Clothing is inappropriate when it is sleeveless, revealing, or form fitting. Shorts must be knee-length or longer. Hairstyles should be clean and neat, avoiding extreme styles or colors, and trimmed above the collar, leaving the ear uncovered. Sideburns should not extend below the earlobe or onto the cheek. If worn, moustaches should be neatly trimmed and may not extend beyond or below the corners of the mouth. Men are expected to be clean-shaven; beards are not acceptable. Earrings and other body piercing are not acceptable. Shoes should be worn in all public campus areas.

Women

A clean and well-cared-for appearance should be maintained. Clothing is inappropriate when it is sleeveless, strapless, backless, or revealing; has slits above the knee; or is form fitting. Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be knee-length or longer. Hairstyles should be clean and neat, avoiding extremes in styles or colors. Excessive ear piercing (more than one per ear) and all other body piercing are not acceptable. Shoes should be worn in all public campus areas.”

The best part of the honor code (besides it being the word of the Prophets)? Most of the things it prohibits make you look awful anyway. Breaking the honor code usually makes you look like

  1. You are trying too hard to be something – a punk with multiple earrings or crazy hair, a slut or another racy individual with a gross leather miniskirt and low cut shirt. If your personality isn’t worth expressing on it’s own, why would clothing help that at all?
  2. You don’t have a model physique. Probably 80% of the people on this earth do not have the body to pull off anything immodest. And that’s ok. We certainly don’t. But when you wear immodest clothing, it emphasizes that, and it usually just makes you look gross. Sorry.
  3. You are homeless. Wear some shoes, for crying out loud.

My words of advice:

      • BYU students don’t want to see down your shirt.
      • Just because your skirt is high-waisted, it doesn’t necessarily make it modest.
      • Leggings are not pants. Thank you, Blair Waldorf.

I do not want to see you dressed like that. I especially don’t want my husband to see you dressed like that. And no one wants to see you shuffling, realigning and otherwise tugging at your clothing to make sure it’s barely covering your rear end or cleavage. Awkward? So please stop dressing slutty or else we might have to judge you.

xo xo

BYU Style Girls

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