Dress Code Guidelines

The intent of the dress code is to encourage appropriateness of dress for both boys and girls. Students should keep themselves clean and neat, and their clothing should be in good repair.

One key element of appropriateness is modesty in dress that is neither in bad taste nor distracting. Students are expected to dress appropriately and they are expected to understand and abide by both the specifics and the spirit of the dress code. Any questions about what is appropriate should be referred to the Dean of Students & Campus Life office.

Individual appearance is not just a personal matter. Respect for others and a sense of appropriate dress for a variety of school activities are important considerations underlying the dress code. Revealing attire is inappropriate at all times and is not permitted. Examples of clothes that are revealing include tops that expose cleavage or the midriff and clothes that are excessively tight.

Students will be told to change their clothing when they are wearing articles or styles of dress that are inconsistent with the spirit of the dress code. Students asked by a faculty or staff member to change should do so immediately. Students are responsible for any commitments missed while changing, including being marked late to or absent from class. If there are repeated issues with dress code infractions, disciplinary consequences may incur. Students out of dress code may also receive demerits for this offense. Formal dress applies to clothing worn during the class day [Monday through Saturday] and within the academic buildings/quadrangle [south of Stiles Walk and west of Main Street].

Formal Dress Code Details

Note: Sweatshirts [including hoodies], stretch pants, cargo pants, pajama pants, yoga pants, leotards, and denim jeans are not part of our formal dress code.