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Attire and Grooming

It is important for all employees to project a professional image while at work by being appropriately attired. Employees of the College are expected to be neat, clean, and well-groomed while on the job. Clothing shall be consistent with the standards for a business environment and shall be appropriate to the type of work being performed. The appropriateness of an employee’s work attire shall take into consideration the nature of the employee’s work as well as the level of contact the employee may have with the public. All work attire should be clean, neat, and in good condition. Clothing and/or accessories which may create health or safety hazards will not be allowed. Name tags should be worn for all College functions and customer interactions/events. Natural and artificial scents may become a distraction from a well-functioning workplace and are also subject to these guidelines. The office dress code/attire at the college is business casual.

All employees generally should be covered from shoulders to knees at all times. No see-through clothing, or clothing with offensive messages or advertisements for liquor/cigarettes/drugs is permitted at any time. Uniforms are acceptable work attire and available to College employees. Employees may elect to pay related uniform fees through a payroll deduction.

The College is confident that employees will use their best judgment regarding attire and appearance. The College reserves the right to determine appropriateness. Any employee who is improperly dressed will be counseled or in severe cases may be sent home to change clothes. Continued disregard of these guidelines may be cause for disciplinary action, which may result in termination.

Please note: Exceptions to attire can be made on special occasions with guidance from employee’s direct supervisor. Circumstances or certain events may occur where more formal attire will be required.  Employees should request guidance from their supervisor.

Guidelines on Business Casual Attire

Below are general guidelines for business casual attire.

  • Bottoms:
    • Slacks or business dress pants, khakis, dark jeans without holes. No athletic leggings or shorts are allowed. Shorts are only allowed for employees working in the Activity Center, Golf Center, or Maintenance/Custodial.
  • Tops:
    • Button-down shirts, nice sweaters, blouses, polo shirts, cardigans, blazers or sport coats. No t-shirts unless employee works in Maintenance/Custodial.
  • Dresses:
    • Dress and skirt hemlines must be fingertip length when standing.
  • Shoes:
    • Loafers, boots, pumps or flats. Open-toed shoes are only allowed in positions that are not safety sensitive. No flip-flops.



Responsible administrator or office: Human Resources

Contact person in that office: Amy Ames

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 16, 2023

Approved by President: August 16, 2023

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