You know, it's been a slow blogging year over on T&S. Nate resurrected the dead horse otherwise known as the "BYU dress code" so it could take a few more public beatings. (Horse: "Please, not again!") Along the way, he confessed his past transgressions vis-a-vis the BYU dress code. Yes, it's so hard being forced to go to a university where your tuition is heavily subsidized by a church with a moral conscience.

Perhaps these guys would have preferred to attend BJU. No, it's not the Scandinavian spelling of BYU. And no, it's not.. hey, get your mind out of the gutter. It's Bob Jones University. Think of it as a born again Christian version of BYU, only, with no mountains or visiting general authorities. Somehow I don't think these people are the type, if they had a mountain next to their school, to put a big "J" on it. A sample of their dress code:

(Women) Classroom/general dress consists of a dress or top and skirt; however, pants may be worn for some recreational activities. Shorts may never be worn outside the residence halls and fitness center... Denim skirts may be worn for casual dress (not to class or other professional-type events)... All dresses, skirts, pants, and shirts must be loose-fitting, having a minimum of three inches of ease at bust and hips... Hose must be worn for all professional-type activities including class, church, and recitals.

We ask the young men to wear collared shirts and casual or dress pants and to have their hair trimmed neatly (off the collar and with their ears showing). Except for recreation, we ask that you not wear blue jeans.
The BYU of today has got nothing on these people. But, to reference another T&S/BYU dress code thread, I wonder if BJU prohibits "breast enhancing backpacks"?


Snarkimus Prime said... @ March 8, 2006 at 7:32 PM

You can only blog for so long before the well runs dry.

Ariel said... @ March 8, 2006 at 8:27 PM


Check out pages 52-58. The part about Abercrombie is great, but my favorite is that they inspect bedrooms for cleanliness DAILY.

DazzleSnark said... @ March 9, 2006 at 5:25 AM

Ariel: Yikes. The last paragraph on page 58 makes it sound like that's only a sampling of the rules.

In comparison, BYU seems like an unthrottled Berkeley-esque love fest.

Anonymous said... @ March 9, 2006 at 6:21 AM

Nate apparently has it in for all herbivorous ruminants. I seem to recall a post sometime last year (soon to be recycled and a post from the archive this Spring) wherein Nate insisted all deer be killed because they were eating the lettuce in his garden. Now, he is beating dead horses? He probably had a traumatic childhood experience with a Birthday pony ride.

Steve EM said... @ March 9, 2006 at 8:01 AM

Does BJU still prohibit interacial dating? Can "pagans" still escape the radar at BYU?

a random John said... @ March 9, 2006 at 11:50 AM

In the past they used to at least link to the original discussion. I wonder if they have an automated process that searches the archives for past glory and then reposts it verbatim.

Anonymous said... @ March 12, 2006 at 3:06 PM

Yeah, but what about all those people who only started reading T&S within the past week?

They need the opportunity to get the BYU dress code issues off their chest too.

Complaining about beard cards shouldn't be a privilege reserved only for Nacle oldtimers.

The Nacle should embrace equal opportunity whining.

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