Paul Quinn College is serious about the success of its students. In order to enhance students' career preparation, the College instituted a campus-wide dress code to ensure students are "career-ready" at all times.
All students are required to wear business casual attire between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday mornings (for Chapel/College Assembly). Students who take night classes must adhere to the dress code policy even after 5:30 p.m. Students enrolled in the physical education course should dress according to the professor's instructions.
On Friday’s, students may wear PQC apparel or the PQC purple wristband with jeans after Chapel/College Assembly. Wearing jeans on Friday with no PQC apparel is a dress code violation. The following are forbidden inside campus buildings AT ALL TIMES:
· "Do-rags" or "skull caps"
Do-rags are strictly forbidden in public areas, which means a student is not to be seen anywhere on campus (inside or outside) with a do-rag on his or her head. This extends to the common areas of the residence halls. Women are permitted to wear scarves inside the residence halls.
Below are examples of attire considered inappropriate for public display (any location on the campus or at College-sponsored off-campus events)
· Sheer garments without proper undergarments to obscure their transparency
· Micro-mini dresses that do not cover enough of the thighs while standing or sitting
· Midriff blouses
· Jeans, shorts and sweatshirts
· Hats or caps
· Sneakers or athletic shoes
· Sagging pants
· Shirts with profanity/indecent messages
· Hair rollers or bedroom slippers
· Halter tops and dresses without a jacket, shrug or t-shirt to cover upper body area
· No display of underwear
Appropriate attention should be given to personal cleanliness and good grooming, including hair. Students are to present a clean, neat and orderly appearance representative of the College’s mission and values.
Students who violate the College's dress code policy are subject to a fine of $200 per violation.
Every student who attends Paul Quinn College must sign the Dress Code Agreement Form. Click the link below to access the form, print, and sign it. Dress Code Agreement Form (PDF)
Career Clothes Closet
To provide students with access to business casual clothing for job interviews and to comply with Paul Quinn College’s dress code.
Students are encouraged to "shop" in the Career Clothes Closet, which is free to all students. Students may select up to five items/per visit and up to 15 items/week to enhance their corporate/business casual wardrobe.
Programs and Activities
The Closet is also home to the 10th District of the AME Church Sewing and Design Center. This center was created with the generous gifts from the 10th District Women’s Missionary Society. This includes six sewing machines, notions, and regular scheduled “how to” classes.
The Career Clothes Closet Fashion show is coordinated annually by the staff. This event showcases fashions and the students who selected them. This event is co-sponsored with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
If an individual, business, or organization would like to donate to the closet or volunteer, please utilize the contact information below. Donations are taken year round and each donor received written confirmation of their donation as a donation receipt.
Career Clothes Closet Hours: TBD
For more information please contact:
Career Clothes Closet
Adams Administration Building, 104
(214) 379 - 5551