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Benedict College

Dress For Success

Students' dress at Benedict College should reflect high standards of personal self image so that each student may share in promoting a positive, healthy and safe atmosphere within the College community. The dress code is limited in time and place to College functions and educational facilities, including classrooms, the Cafeteria, the Campus Center and the Chapel. Students are expected to follow the Benedict College Dress Code.

Female Students
Some examples of inappropriate dress and/or appearance include the following:

  • Do rags, stocking caps, hair wraps, bandanas and skull caps shall not be worn outside dorm rooms by any student enrolled at any time
  • Baseball caps or hoods are not to be worn in buildings
  • Clothing which allows undergarments to be visually observed is not permitted
  • Sagging or unbelted pants is prohibited
  • Shirts/tops must be worn at all times while in public or common areas of the College. Sports bras, bathing suit tops and undergarments must be covered
  • Midriffs or halters, mesh or netted shirts, tube tops, cut-off t-shirts, or "wife beaters" are not permitted
  • Attire must not display obscene, profane, lewd, illegal or offensive images or words
  • Pajamas, stocking caps, hairwraps, hair rollers and bedroom slippers shall not be worn while in public or in common areas of the College
  • Dresses, skirts or pants which are slit more than six inches above the knee are not permitted
  • Short shorts or skirts that reveal buttocks are not permitted
  • All students must wear shoes, boots, or other types of footwear made for outside wear

Some examples of appropriate dress and/or appearance include the following:

Classroom, Cafeteria, Campus Center, and College offices - neat, modest, casual or dressy attire

Formal programs in the Campus Center, Little Theater and Antisdel Chapel - business or dressy attire

Career Placement Activities/Interviews - business attire

Social/Recreational Activities, Residence Hall Lounges (during visitation hours) - modest, casual or dressy attire

Male Students
Some examples of inappropriate dress and/or appearance include the following:

  • Do rags, stocking caps, bandanas and skull caps shall not be worn outside dorm rooms by any student enrolled at any time
  • Baseball caps, hoods or other head coverings are not to be worn in buildings
  • Clothing which allows undergarments to be visually observed is not permitted
  • Sagging or unbelted pants is prohibited
  • Shirts must be worn at all times while in public or common areas of the College
  • Netted shirts, cut-off t-shirts, or "wife beaters" are not permitted
  • Attire must not display obscene, profane, lewd, illegal or offensive images or words
  • Pajamas, stocking caps, and bedroom slippers shall not be worn while in public or in common areas of the College
  • Clothing associated with women's garb (dresses, skirts, short shorts, blouses purses, pumps, etc., is prohibited

Source: http://www.benedict.edu/cms/?q=node/65