The Honor Code is useless. It is archaic and completely unrelated to the obtaining of a degree of any kind. If you look the Honor Code statement up on BYU’s website, you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and then click on a link to a new page to find anything related to academics. In fact, this entire paragraph is actually against the Honor Code altogether, as one must “encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code.”
However, despite my personal disdain for BYU’s Honor Code, I still understand — and, in fact, appreciate — what happened to leading rebounder and part-of-the-reason-why-BYU-lost-to-New-Mexico-at-home, Brandon Davies.
In the next few days you will hear the classic arguments for and against the Honor Code. You’ve already heard some on this very site. If you live (or have lived) around Provo, you are intimately familiar with these arguments: