Each member of the university community has not only an individual obligation to sustain and preserve the Honor Code but a shared responsibility to help others do likewise. This responsibility extends beyond the physical boundaries of campus and is intended to maintain a total living environment conducive to the presence of the Spirit of the Lord.
President Smiths statement is congruent with the scriptural injunction to esteem brother [and sister] as self (D&C 38:24) and to, strengthen your brethren [and sisters] in all your conversation, in all your prayers, in all your exhortations, and in all your doings. (D&C 108:7) This shared responsibility requires community members to exercise initiative in sustaining and upholding the Honor Code and avoiding the very appearance of evil. Violations of others’ rights to enjoy the expected living environment are violations of the Honor Code.