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    The following dress policy has been implemented for all students who enter the Academic Center and Gateway Center 4th Floor.

    Business Casual Dress This is required:

    • During all class sessions or class related activities
    • Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm
    • During officially sanctioned university professional events

    It is NOT required:

    • After 6pm for student functions such as club meetings or activity attendance, unless otherwise specified
    • If student’s sole purpose is to visit Health & Counseling Services

    Men:

    • Long dress pants (khakis are approved)
    • Dress shirts, shirts tucked in
    • Polo style shirts
    • Sweatshirts (JWU only, no exceptions)
    • Dress shoes and socks
    • T-shirts worn under dress shirts shall be free of lettering, advertising or design
    • A university-issued nametag must be worn while in the Academic Center for class or university business.

    Women:

    • Dress slacks, pantsuits, dresses or skirts (no more than two inches above the knees)
    • Blouses or sweaters
    • Sweatshirts (JWU only, no exceptions)
    • Dress shoes 
    • A university-issued nametag must be worn while in the Academic Center for class or university business.

    Clothing that is NOT considered business casual includes:

    • Hats and other head coverings, including scarves, unless for religious purposes
    • Sweatpants
    • Blue jeans or other denim based clothing
    • Sneakers, sandals or flip flops (anything that goes between the toes)
    • Provocative clothing (NOT allowed in Academic Center at ANY time)

    Culinary Uniforms Students in culinary labs will be required to be in full culinary uniform while in the Academic Center. Uniform requirements can found in the Charlotte Student Handbook.

    Students who are inappropriately dressed or not considered groomed will be dismissed from class and considered absent for the day. Such action may also result in judicial review.