Students' dress 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. Students who fail to abide by the dress code policy when advised by a College official shall be considered in violation of the Voorhees College Student Code of Conduct and will be subject to disciplinary action.
Classroom instructors and College staff in charge of College events have the right to refuse entrance to students dressed in any of the prohibited attire. Clothing and personal appearance should be neat, becoming and appropriate.
The following is required of all students at Voorhees College:
1. That appropriate distinctions be made between the proper attire for class, work, church, business and formal affairs, relaxation, and play.
2. That the following be considered inappropriate attire: sheer garments without proper undergarments to obscure their transparency; micro-mini dresses/skirts/shorts that do not cover enough of the thighs while standing/sitting; halter tops; midriff blouses; t-shirts bearing profane language/indecent messages, cutout or torn jeans, hair rollers, baseball caps or bedroom slippers; and t-shirts without sleeves.
3. That neither males nor females show any visual display of underwear.
4. That males not wear form-fitting shorts or boxing shorts without proper support undergarments.
5. That neither males nor females wear baseball caps, stocking caps, skullcaps, sun-visors, do-rags and bandannas in public buildings. Stocking caps, skullcaps and do-rags are banned from campus and College-sponsored events on and off the campus.
6. That appropriate attention be given to personal cleanliness and good grooming including hair; to present a clean, neat and orderly appearance representative of the Voorhees College community and the College values and mission. Note: Public buildings at the College include residence hall lobbies, buildings used for instruction and convocation, the Wright-Potts Library, Mass Hall Auditorium (during classes and convocations), the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center, the Student Center, and the cafeteria.
7. Dress must be in good taste and appropriate for the occasion or setting.
8. Pajamas, hair rollers and bedroom slippers shall not be worn while in public or in common areas of the College.
A second warning regarding any of these guidelines may result in suspension or other appropriate discipline."
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