BYU garners honors for moral values

BYU has earned a spot on the Honor Roll – the 1989 Templeton Foundation's Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges.

BYU was among 91 colleges and universities, chosen from 719 institutions that were nominated, for the honor that calls attention to schools that go beyond academics and instill the development of character and moral values in their students. Others joining BYU in the new listing this year were Georgetown, Notre Dame, Duke and University of San Diego.All accredited, four-year public and private colleges and universities in the United States are eligible to vote for and appear on the honor roll.

John Marks Templeton and the Templeton Foundation created the unique honor, based on Templeton's belief that character is built through family, church and schools.