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Sent on Mormon-News: 26Feb02
By Kent Larsen
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BYU Enrollment Doesn't Require Church Attendance

PROVO, UTAH -- Despite common perception, BYU does not require that students attend Church each Sunday in order to get its "continuing ecclesiastical endorsement," which is required to enroll each year. An article in the campus newspaper, the Daily Universe, on February 7th quoted BYU 15th Stake President Ben Shippen as saying that students in his stake could only miss three Sundays each semester and still get the endorsement. But after the article led to questions from students and the media, BYU President Merrill Bateman insisted that the Daily Universe run a new story correcting the article, and Shippen insisted that his policy was only a suggestion, "The information (in the February 7th Daily Universe article) is not correct at all," said Shippen.


Y enrollment dependent on church attendance
BYU NewsNet 7Feb02 US UT Prov D3
By Curtis Gasser: NewsNet Staff Writer

BYU clarifies attendance policy
Deseret News 16Feb02 US UT Prov D3
By Sharon Haddock: Deseret News staff writer
No percentage at church required for endorsement


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