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Dress Code


Every Thursday during the semester, you are to dress in appropriate business attire. Guidelines for appropriate dress are as follows:

Freshmen Level Courses 100s

Wear everyday casual (modest clothing that does not distract audience)for extemporaneous classroom speeches.

Sophomore Level Courses 200s

Wear business casual (shirt with collar or modest blouse that is not low cut w sleeves, dress slacks or knee-length dress/skirt, black socks or natural hose).

Junior Level Courses 300s

Wear office attire (coat/tie for gentlemen or modest blouse for ladies, dark dress slacks or knee-length dress/skirt, black socks or natural tone hose).

Senior Level Courses 400s

Wear navy blue or black suits with white shirts/blouses and black dress shoes or closed-pumps.

You should dress at the level of the highest course you are taking. For example, if you are taking a 300-level course and a 400-level course, you should dress at the 400 level, even if the 400-level course does not meet on that day. If you have any questions on what constitutes appropriate business dress, please see me. On other class days, you should dress in an appropriate manner. You also may not wear any non-religious headgear to class. Failure to do so may result in you being asked to leave class to change clothes, and will result in an unexcused absence. If you have any specific problems with adhering to this policy, please see your professor immediately.

Examples of Inappropriate Dress

  • Caps, do-rags, stocking caps, skullcaps, hoods, and bandanas for men and women.
  • Droopy or low-rider pants and exposed undergarments.
  • Short shorts or very short skirts. If the skirt's length is above your fingertips, it is too short.
  • Clothing with derogatory, offensive and/or lewd messages either in words or pictures.
  • Men's undershirts, of any color.
  • Midriffs or halters, mesh, netted shirts, tube tops or cut-off t-shirts.
  • Pajamas, stocking caps, hair rollers and bedroom slippers.