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Section: 32-31-50-80:00

Section Title: Special Administrative

Policy Name: Professional Appearance/Dress Code

Responsible Party:

Originally Issued: 2010

Revisions: 6/7/11; 6/1/12, 5/21/13

Reason for Policy

University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) believes that the work attire should complement an environment that reflects a professionally operated organization. This policy is intended to define appropriate casual business attire for staff members.

Who Should Read This Policy

All University Behavioral Health Care employees.

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It is the policy of UBHC that each employee’s dress, grooming, and personal hygiene should be appropriate to the work situation.

Below are examples of attire that are suitable:

      • Blazers, suits or sport coats

      • Slacks, Chinos, or Dockers

      • Capri’s

      • Dresses, skirts

      • Polo shirts with collars

      • Dress shirts, oxford button-down shirts

      • Sweaters and cardigans

      • Dress shoes, loafers

Below are examples of unacceptable attire:

  • Jeans, which includes jean/denim jackets, or other denim clothing

  • Leggings, spandex or tight-fitting apparel

  • Mini-skirt/dresses (2 or more inches above the knees)

  • Dresses or shirts with necklines that reveal cleavage

  • Shorts and skorts

  • Halter-neck, strapless, spaghetti strap or tank-top garments

  • Sheer clothing

  • Sweat pants and shirts

  • Tee shirts

  • Sneakers

  • Flip flops/beach sandals

  • Headwear (unless as a part of a uniform or are part religious headwear)

Staff who wear a uniform are required to adhere to the uniform dress code standards.


  1. Clothes/uniforms must be clean, neat, and free of frays, tears, and wrinkles.

  1. Footwear must be clean, in good condition, and appropriate for work functions.

  1. Staff must strictly adhere to department-specific policies and infection control standards regarding clothing, footwear, hair and fingernail grooming, jewelry, and accessories (i.e., belts, scarves).

  1. Employee identification cards are to be worn and clearly visible while on University premises.

  1. Perfumes and colognes should be worn in moderation, so as not to overwhelm consumers, visitors, and colleagues during interactions.

If approved by the program supervisor, exceptions can be made for special events outside the

facility/program locations.

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