Student Dress Code Policy

The South College dress code is applicable to all students, day or evening, and is in effect at all times that the student is present on campus or is on a class field trip. This includes class times, laboratory hours, study days, final examinations, or visitation to the campus for other reasons. Students in online courses with video sessions/presentations should also adhere to the dress code. Students failing to adhere to the college dress code will be asked to leave campus or the online session. Students will be expected to adhere to the dress code outlined below.


Attire While On-Campus, In Online Video Sessions/Presentations, or on Class Field Trips

  • Clothing worn by students should be neat, clean, and in good repair for the personal health and safety of students.
  • Clothing that detracts from the learning process and/or is offensive to the campus environment must not be worn.
  • Students shall not wear:
      1. Shorts, skorts, or skirts more than 3 inches above the knee.
      2. Spandex shorts or pants or clothing made of similar materials.
      3. Clothing that is see-through, frayed, or has holes
      4. Shirts/tops that do not cover the midriff, back,  shoulders, or chest
      5. Shirts/tops that do not cover the waistband of pants, shorts, or skirts.
      6. Jewelry that could be used as weapons (wallet chain, etc.).
      7. Extra-long belts or ones that hang loosely.
      8. In some courses, such as allied health courses and computer-relatedcourses, students may be asked to remove jewelry as appropriate.
  • Appropriate footwear is required at all times.
  • Undergarments should not be visible.

Attire for Off-Campus Student Services Activities

  • For off-campus activities, such as Deans/Directors Excursions and student organization events, students are to rememberthat although they are not on-campus, they are representing the institution and should dress appropriately for theactivity.
  • Internship, Clinical, and Work-Study Attire
      1. Students assigned to college-sponsored worksites are expected to follow appropriate dress codes as outlined by theirsupervising faculty/staff member and the worksite.
      2. Students should be aware that they represent South College and should dress in a professional manner.

Dress Code