Brigham Young U. Adds Loopholes to Beard Ban

January 16, 2015

Brigham Young University on Thursday clarified that there are a limited number of cases in which students are permitted to have beards, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Some students have been pushing for an end to the beard ban, and the illustration at right shows an image from one student group that argues that beards can be consistent with the religious values at Brigham Young. The university isn't abandoning its general ban. However, those with sensitive skin, whose religious faith bars them from shaving and who are appearing in theater productions that require beards may wear them. However, notes are required by a campus doctor, a member of the clergy and the theater department, respectively.


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