Revised 12/14/2010

  • Administrative Offices

    All administrative staff members will be expected to dress in an appropriate manner, convey a professional appearance or image, and are encouraged to be neat and clean.

  • Dresses/Skirts
    • No more than one inch above the knee.
    • Slits should be modest and in good taste.
    • Denim dresses and skirts are permissible.
    • No shorts or skorts.
  • Slacks
    • Should not be “skin tight”.
    • Should be professional.
  • Blouses/Shirts
    • No tank tops or spaghetti strap tops without another shirt, sweater or jacket worn over it.
    • No sheer or see-through shirts are allowed.
    • No T-shirts, sweatshirts or athletic jerseys.
    • Shirts and blouses should come below the waistband when standing with arms at sides – i.e., no abdominal skin showing.
  • Shoes
    • Open-toe shoes are acceptable as long as they are appropriate for the work place.
    • No flip-flops, thong sandals, or beach shoes.
  • Personal Hygiene/Miscellaneous
    • Hair should be clean, combed, and dry during work hours.
    • Wet hair is not professional and is not acceptable.
    • No odd hair colors (i.e., purple, green, etc.).
    • No flamboyant/distracting hair styles (i.e., spiked mohawks).
    • Always present oneself in a professional manner.
  • Team Wear
    • Team wear includes approved items with the official College of Medicine logo and must be purchased through the Office of Student Affairs.
    • Polos and oxford shirts with the College of Medicine logo may be worn with nice pants or a skirt.
    • Sweatshirts, t-shirts and fleece jackets with the College of Medicine logo are for weekend wear only, not the office.
  • Jeans Policy
    • With departmental approval, jeans may be worn on Friday or the last day before a holiday unless professional dress is necessary for a meeting or appointment.
    • Jeans should:
      • Be dark colored (avoid light colored blue jeans)
      • Fit appropriately, not "skin-tight" but professional in nature
      • Not have excessive fading
      • Not have frays or holes
      • Be worn with standard professional shoes (no tennis shoes or flip-flops)
      • Be worn with a professional shirt or HSC/COM shirt (no T-shirts please)
  • Exceptions
    • Jeans and athletic shoes may be worn on certain days for moving, doing “dirty work”, and for certain events. Jeans must not be torn or frayed.