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
Students who need assistance in meeting the standards of the Paul Quinn College dress code are encouraged to "shop" in the Career Clothes Closet, which is free to all students.
Career Clothes Closet Hours
Monday and Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Adams Administration 301B