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Beard Procedures

All university male personnel are required to adhere to the Church educational System Honor Code and the BYU Dress and Grooming Standards which state that "Men are expected to be clean-shaven; beards are not acceptable."

Exceptions may be granted if an individual (1) has a documented medical condition which is exacerbated by shaving, (2) is performing in a theatrical event short-term, or (3) actively participates in an officially recognized religion which advocates the wearing of a beard as one of its religious tenets.

Faculty who fit one of these categories are required to obtain a beard waiver from the office of the Associate Academic Vice President--Faculty . Staff or administrative personnel may obtain the waiver by contacting Benefits Services. Anyone receiving a long-term beard waiver is required to update it every five years.

Full-time or part-time non-LDS faculty who are employed at BYU for one year or less may wear a beard, unless it is intended that they continue their employment with BYU for longer than one year. Since adjunct faculty, visiting scholars and cooperating professionals are not University employees, they are encouraged, but not required, to be clean shaven

These procedures apply to full-time faculty, full-time staff and administrative employees, part-time employees, temporary employees and to spouses and dependents who desire activity privileges

POINT OF CONTACT

Students
Honor Code Office

Administrative and Staff Personnel
Benefits Services

Faculty
Faculty Relations

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