Appearance and Dress Code

Staff are expected to dress appropriately for their work environment.  The exercise of good judgement in attire and presentation of self is encouraged in accordance with the business and academic environment of the University. 

The appearance and dress code policy governing dress is as follows:

Administrators, Professional, Paraprofessional, and Clerical Staff:  Business casual attire means clothing that allows staff to feel comfortable at work yet is appropriate for a professional office environment.  Some examples of acceptable business casual clothing include dress pants, khaki pants, dress capris, long or short-sleeved collared or polo shirts, ties, blouses, loafers, dressy slip-ons, sport coats or blazers, sweaters, knit pullovers, dresses and skirts.  Some examples of inappropriate attire for the workplace include: jeans, shorts, mini-skirts, halter tops, workout attire, tee-shirts, leggings, yoga pants, sheer/see-through clothing, sweatsuits, flip flops, sneakers (unless medically necessary) and clothing that promotes drugs and/or alcohol or is sexually explicit in nature. 

Facilities Operations Staff:  Facilities Operations staff should adhere to the uniform standards policy housed in the Facility Division’s Standard Operating Procedure manual.

University Police:  University Police should adhere to the uniform standards policy housed in the University Police department’s Standard Operating Procedure manual.

Additional Information:  Normal business attire may be required for certain events and activities.  The University may declare certain days or periods as casual dress days. 

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