4-19: Dress Code – Policy

Policy Overview

This policy is established to define appropriate dress for all employees including those who work in areas requiring a uniform.

Scope and Applicability

This policy applies to all employees of the college.  Employees may refer to Policy 4-29 Uniforms, Clothing and Protective Gear.

Policy Statement

All employees are required to present a professional image to students, other employees and the general public by dressing appropriately. Employees are expected to wear clean and neat attire appropriate to the type of job they perform.

Policy Process

    1. Appropriate attire
      1. Acceptable attire is specific to the position and work, e., department, situation, and safety. Unacceptable attire includes torn clothing, halter or tube tops, shorts or skirts shorter than mid-thigh, and sweatpants.
      2. Employees may dress casually on Fridays or participate in SFCC Spirit Day so long as dress meets the standards in this policy. SFCC attire is encouraged on Fridays as well as during any other SFCC special event.
      3. If a supervisor believes an employee is dressed inappropriately, the supervisor will meet with the employee and discuss that issue. Supervisors may request that a representative from Human Resources attend the meeting.
  1. Uniforms
  2. SFCC requires some employees to wear a uniform. Those who do wear uniforms may not modify the uniform without permission from their supervisor. All uniforms must be clean and neat when an employee reports for duty.

Statement of Accountability and Responsibility

The President, through the Executive Director for Human Resources and the Office of Human Resources (OHR), shall be responsible in enforcing Human Resources procedures and policies. OHR shall work with the different departments and offices to comply with this policy and develop procedures that will enforce this policy regarding awareness, prevention, and remediation.

Corrective Action and Disciplinary Action

An employee who violates this policy may be subject to Corrective Action or Disciplinary Action up to, and including, termination. The discipline imposed will depend on the severity of the violation and the circumstances of the situation.


SFCC Governing Board approved: 9/28/06
Revised and SFCC Governing Board approved: 4/21/15