Dress and Appearance
grooming, and personal cleanliness standards contribute to the morale
of all employees and affect the business image Spelman presents to
students, parents and visitors.
business hours or when representing Spelman, you are expected to
present a clean, neat, and tasteful appearance. You should dress and
groom yourself according to the requirements of your position and
accepted social standards. This is particularly true if your job
involves dealing with customers or visitors in person.
supervisor or department head is responsible for establishing a
reasonable dress code appropriate to the job you perform. If your
supervisor feels your personal appearance is inappropriate, you may be
asked to leave the workplace until you are properly dressed or groomed.
Under such circumstance, you will not be compensated for the time away
from work. Consult your supervisor if you have questions as to what
constitutes appropriate appearance. Where necessary, reasonable
accommodation may be made to a person with a disability.
unduly restricting individual tastes, the following personal appearance
guidelines should be adhered to:
Skirt lengths must be conservative. Mini-skirt length is
Jeans are not considered appropriate attire and should not be
Athletic attire such as warm-up suits and sweat pants are not
Shoes must provide safe, secure footing, and offer protection
Athletic type footwear (i.e. sneakers, tennis shoes) are not
appropriate professional attire.
Tank tops, tube or halter-tops, or shorts may not be worn under
Policy No. 705 Effective Date: 9/1/2000
Revision Date: 6/1/2002