Official position of BYU-Idaho on skinny jeans
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BYU-Idaho has not identified “skinny jeans” as a specific violation of the dress and grooming standard. We are aware of the incident in the Testing Center, and the Student Honor Office has worked with the Testing Center to correct the issue.
The wording in the BYU-Idaho dress and grooming standard regarding formfitting clothing is as follows: “Clothing is inappropriate when it is sleeveless, strapless, backless, or revealing. It should not have slits above the knee or be formfitting.”
The foundation of this standard comes from “For the Strength of Youth” which states, “Immodest clothing includes short shorts and skirts, tight clothing, shirts that do not cover the stomach, and other revealing attire. Young women should wear clothing that covers the shoulder and avoid clothing that is low-cut in the front or the back or revealing in any other manner.”
The Testing Center has not made any new standard, nor has there been a ban of a particular piece of clothing. The effort of the Testing Center as well as with other employees and students is to encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code.
Editor’s note: All information found in this article was obtained from the University Communications department of Brigham Young University-Idaho.