Personal Appearance

Dress, grooming and personal cleanliness standards contribute to the morale of all employees and affect the image Agnes Scott College presents to visitors.

During business hours or when representing the College, you are expected to present a clean, neat and tasteful appearance. You should dress and groom yourself according to the requirements of your position and accepted social standards. This is particularly true if your job involves dealing with visitors in person.

The following guidelines apply:

Appropriate attire includes slacks, skirts and shirts with collars.

Appropriate attire does not include jeans, athletic attire (sweatshirts, sweatpants and gym shoes), T-shirts, spandex, casual sandals and shorts.

Your supervisor or department head is responsible for establishing a reasonable dress code appropriate to the job you perform. If your supervisor feels your personal appearance is inappropriate, you may be asked to leave the workplace until you are properly dressed or groomed. Under such circumstance, you will not be compensated for the time away from work. Consult your supervisor if you have questions as to what constitutes appropriate appearance. Where necessary, reasonable accommodation may be made to a person with a disability.


Policy No.  705  Issued  1/1/2004