Our attitudes can often be reflected in our appearance. Faculty members are viewed by students as examples to follow. Therefore, dressing in good taste and with modesty enhances the appearance of both the individual and the community life. Conscientious dressing eliminates both embarrassment and aversion for all members of the University community. Personal grooming and good hygiene should be exercised. The guiding principles that reflect an atmosphere of professionalism include moderation, modesty, neatness and good taste as defined by International Pentecostal Holiness Church beliefs. Appearance or dress which identify with attitudes, philosophies, or segments of society in opposition to Christian principles are not acceptable. Apparel not acceptable for the classroom, chapel, etc. is T-shirts, tank tops, denim jeans, shorts, exercise apparel or athletic wear.
Certain semi-formal and formal events suggest that suits, ties, dresses, and dress slack outfits are appropriate apparel (i.e. Commencement, Baccalaureate, Feast of Ingathering, President’s Cabinet, etc.)
Drafted on: Source: 2014-2015 Faculty Handbook, section 5.10