Dress Code

Dress Code 

The following gives specific information regarding the dress code:

  1. No cleavage or bare midriff tops, tank tops should have straps at least two fingers wide.  Garments are to be worn in good taste allowing no undergarment to be shown. Beach wear, halter tops, bare midriffs or chests, see-through outfits, or off the shoulder blouses or dresses are not appropriate or acceptable.
  2. No public displays of underwear!
  3. No red or blue shoelaces or belts.
  4. Shoes or sandals are to be worn at all times. House shoes/slippers are not acceptable.
  5. Pants are acceptable for both male and female students. Pants are to be clean, without holes. All pants are to be worn in an appropriate fashion (No SAGGING), belted at the waist. No article of underwear may be showing. Nylon sweats may be worn only in rainy weather.
  6. Students are not permitted to wear bandanas, hair nets, or Wave-Caps on campus unless excused by a physician's letter and with administrative approval.
  7. No caps, hoods, sunglasses in doors, or beanies are allowed. This is not a gender specific rule.
  8. Underwear type T-shirts worn as outside garments are unacceptable.
  9. Any clothing that advertises or promotes drugs, alcohol or tobacco products, sex, racism or violence is unacceptable.
  10. Gloves may be worn to school to protect hands against inclement weather. Gloves will be removed in the classroom. Golf gloves, batting gloves or fad gloves styles are not acceptable.
  11. Shorts may be worn at the student's discretion.  Shorts will be cuffed or hemmed and will be no shorter then finger-tip length, which is generally mid thigh. Cutoffs, gym shorts, leggings, bicycle shorts, unisex tights, and shorts with frayed bottoms are unacceptable.
  12. Skirts and dresses may be worn throughout the year and must adhere to the length standard applied to shorts. There are no spaghetti strap tops or dresses allowed. Tank tops are acceptable as long as a young lady's bra does not show.
  13. Any attire or paraphernalia deemed gang related by the staff may not be worn- including the wearing of RED or BLUE (other than blue jeans or dress attire).
  14. Distracting or dangerous accessories are not permitted (i.e. grills, spike necklaces).

In reference to the dress code, if there is any doubt about the appropriateness of the attire, we ask students not to wear it. Students will be sent or taken home because of inappropriate appearance.

Presentation and Assembly Wear:

When presenting, students should dress in “interview” clothes. Students should be neat and wear professional office type attire.  Students should not mistake fashionable for professional.  Before the first presentation, we will go over this with students.



  • Collared Shirt (must be tucked in)
  • Neck Tie
  • Slacks (no jeans)
  • Belt (with pants worn at the waist)
  • Leather Dress Shoes or other dark shoes



  • Slacks (no jeans)and Collared Shirt which is not low cut or exposes a bare midriff
  • Dress/ Skirt with an arm length hem (no net stockings)
  • Dress Shoes (no tennis shoes or flip flops)
  • No lingerie "type" clothing

The staff of School of Arts and Science reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any policy above based on the needs of our community.