The Collegium
Dress Code

Collegium faculty members and students should always dress in a manner that reflects their Christian dignity.  Thus, the Collegium faculty members, staff members, and students are asked to adhere to the following dress code:

 

Faculty and Staff

 

At the Collegium – classes, meals, prayer, and official school functions

Men

  • Men must wear tucked-in, collared, button-down, dress shirts, ties, belts/suspenders, and slacks.

    • For more formal occasions, men should wear coats, solid-colored shirts, ties, belts/suspenders, slacks, and dress shoes.

  • Clothing should not be form-fitting or skin-tight.

  • Transparent or translucent fabrics should be avoided.

  • Dress shoes or casual shoes, including athletic shoes with socks, are acceptable.

 

Women

  • Women must wear dresses or skirts and blouses.

    • Skirts or dresses must cover the knees comfortably when you are seated.

    • Slits in skirts or dresses must be below the knees.

    • Shoulders, chest, and back must be covered.

  • Clothing should not be form-fitting or skin-tight.

  • Transparent, translucent, or lacy fabrics should be avoided, except, perhaps, as trim.

  • Dress shoes, dress sandals, or casual shoes, including athletic shoes with socks, are acceptable. 

 

 

Outside The Collegium – at the resident apartments, around town, etc.

Men and Women

The Collegium cannot monitor faculty dress outside of Collegium activities.  We anticipate that faculty may dress more casually at these times.   We also expect faculty members to observe the same principles of modesty that they do on campus, even if in more casual attire.  We also expect faculty members to be mindful that they are always representatives of The Collegium.

 

 

Students

 

At The Collegium – classes, meals, prayer, and official school functions

 

Men

  • Men must wear collared, tucked-in, button-down, dress shirts, ties, belts/suspenders, and slacks.

  • Clothing should not be form-fitting or skin-tight.

  • Transparent or translucent fabrics should be avoided.

  • Dress shoes or casual shoes, including athletic shoes with socks, are acceptable.

 

Women

  • Women must wear dresses or skirts and blouses.

    • Skirts or dresses must cover the knees comfortably when you are seated.

    • Slits in skirts or dresses must be below the knees.

    • Shoulders, chest, and back must be covered

  • Clothing should not be form-fitting or skin-tight.

  • Transparent, translucent, or lacy fabrics should be avoided, except, perhaps, as trim.

  • Dress shoes, dress sandals, or casual shoes, including athletic shoes with socks, are acceptable.

 

Dress Events

 

Men

  • Coats, solid-colored shirts, ties, belts/suspenders, slacks, and dress shoes.

 

Women

  • “Dressy” dress or skirt and blouse, appropriate shoes.

 

Outside The Collegium – at the resident apartments, around town, etc.

Men and Women

The Collegium cannot monitor student dress outside of Collegium activities.  We anticipate that students may dress more casually at these times.   We also expect students to observe the principles of modesty that they do on campus, even if in more casual attire.  We also expect students to be mindful that they are always representatives of the Collegium.

 

Everyone

 

At The Collegium – classes, meals, prayer, and official school functions

  • Clothing with holes or patches is not permitted.

  • If symbols or lettering on clothing might lend themselves to a questionable interpretation, don’t wear them.

  • Body piercings, other than women having pierced ears for earrings, are not permitted.

  • Tattoos must not be visible.

  • Jeans are not permitted.

 

NOTE:  There may be occasions when, even at a Collegium event, it may be appropriate for women to wear pants, or women or men to wear jeans.  Examples of such events might include zip-line riding, or hiking in the national forest or staff members and/or students engaged in physical labor.   Common sense will guide decisions about the occasions when the normal rules will be relaxed.  In any case, the norms of modesty will still prevail.  Students and faculty will be notified of any such relaxation of the rules.

Standards for Hairstyles

Men

  • Keep hair neat, clean, and well groomed (combed or brushed).

  • Hairstyles and haircuts will present a balanced professional appearance. 

  • Hairstyles/haircuts will have hair off the ears and above the collar. Sideburns will not extend below the ear. 

  • Beards will be kept well-groomed (combed, brushed, and appropriately trimmed), with the margins of the cheek and neck shaved.

 

Women

  • Hairstyles and haircuts will present a balanced professional appearance.

  • No shaved sides or undercuts.

NOTE: In deference to cultural/ethnic mores, The Collegium is willing to consider exceptions to these Standards for Hairstyles policy.  Requests for exception, with proper justification and documentation, must be submitted in writing to the dean of students.