Dress Code and Clothes Closet

All students are required to be dressed in business casual attire between the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday until after Chapel services, and during class time. This means that if a student has a night course, he/she is expected to adhere to the dress code.  The only exception to this rule is if a student is enrolled in a physical education course.  Students may wear PQC apparel or the PQC purple wristband with jeans on Friday’s AFTER Chapel/College Assembly.  Wearing jeans on Friday with no PQC apparel is a dress code violation.


Hats, hoods, headscarves, and do-rags are forbidden inside all campus buildings during business casual dress hours. After business casual dress hours, do-rags and headscarves are permitted within the residence hall. A student is not to be seen anywhere else on campus (inside or outside) with a do-rag or headscarf on his or her head. Any student found to be in violation of this guideline may be subject to disciplinary action per the rules of the dress code.


Listed below areexamples ofattire considered inappropriate for public display during business casual hours:

  • Sheer garments without proper undergarments to obscure their transparency;
  • Mini dresses shorter than the place on the thigh where a student’s fingertip reaches from a fully extended arm while standing;
  • Midriff blouses or shirts without anything under it;
  • Jeans, shorts of any kind, and pajama pants or undergarments as clothing;
  • Sagging pants;
  • Shirts with profanity/indecent messages displayed;
  • Hair Rollers; bedroom slippers;
  • Clothing with shoulder straps that are narrower than the width of three fingers (this means spaghetti straps and strapless tops and dresses are inappropriate);
  • Halter tops and dresses;
  • Any display of underwear; and
  • Form fitting leggings (only appropriate when worn under dresses).


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. It is the responsibility of the individual student to alert faculty and staff of special medical conditions that could prevent them from completing the standard dress code violations sanctions.  The sanctions include: The President’s Running Club, test of physical endurance, and/or a $200.00 fine for each violation.  Furthermore, Paul Quinn College will not be held responsible for any injury that occurs while completing the dress code violation sanctions.


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