Dress and Appearance Standards, for Activities
(Adapted from the ‘Especially for Youth Pamphlet)
“… When you are well groomed and modestly dressed, you invite the companionship of the Spirit and can exercise a good influence on those around you….Always be neat and clean and avoid being sloppy or inappropriately casual in dress, grooming, and manners” (for the Strength of Youth, pp. 15-16).
Clothing – Unacceptable clothing includes anything sleeveless, revealing, or immodest. Shorts may not be worn to activities unless they fall under the “Outdoor & Sports Activities” category (see*). Avoid “grubby” or “baggy” attire which may include patched, grayed, or torn clothing as well as sweats, PE-type clothing, and anything with vulgar or suggestive wording or pictures. Pants must be worn at the waistline so underwear does not show. Headbands and bandannas are not allowed. Hats are approved for outside wear only. Earrings and other body piercing are not acceptable.
On Campus: Not permitted, flip-flops, bib overalls (all styles), and shorts of any length.
Hairstyles – Hair should be clean, neat, and trimmed above the collar, leaving the ear uncovered. Avoid extreme lengths, styles, or colors. This includes no ponytails or pigtails, braids, designs, carvings, completely shaved heads, or unnatural hair colors. Young men are expected to be clean shaven; mustaches and beards of any shape or size are not acceptable. Sideburns must not extend below the earlobe or onto the cheek.
Footwear must be worn in all public areas.*
Clothing – Unacceptable clothing includes anything sleeveless, strapless, backless, revealing, too tight or immodest. Dresses, and skirts must be knee length or longer. Shorts may not be worn to activities unless they fall under the “Outdoor & Sports Activities” category (below). Slits in dresses and skirts must also be below the knee. Shirts and blouses must be modest in fit and must extend below the waistline, long enough to cover the stomach and back, especially when bending over. If shirts do not meet the approved length, undershirts must be worn to assure modesty. Sleeves must cover the shoulders. Additionally, other inappropriate clothing includes long johns or pajama styles; “sloppy” or grubby” styles such as patched, faded, or torn clothing; sweat suits; and any clothing with suggestive or vulgar wording or pictures. Hats are approved for outside wear only.
On Campus: Not permitted, Flip-flops, bib overalls (all styles), and shorts of any length, including Capri’s except when specified for outdoor activities (see*).
Hairstyles – Hair should be clean and neat, avoiding extremes in styles and unnatural colors. Excessive ear piercing (more than one per ear) and all other body piercing are not acceptable.
Footwear should be worn in all public areas.*
*Outdoor or Sporting Activities
Acceptable exceptions in clothing for outdoor sports games, and swim activities:
Sometimes an activity will call for Concert dress. The following guidelines will set the standard for what does and does not constitute “Concert Dress”: