In recognition of the vital role that you and fellow employees of SCU play in the overall ministry of SCU, we ask that you covenant to regard the issue of your dress and appearance with respect to the following principles:
As Christians, we are committed to maintaining a disciplined lifestyle in the area of our dress. Our desire is to practice modesty defined by neatness, decency, mutual respect and self-control in outward appearance.
As professionals, we are committed to presenting to our public an image of dignity through our dress. This will encourage confidence in our ability to fulfill their expectations.
As servants, we must be sensitive to our constituency. Our dress should not become a barrier to our ability to serve.
Though our dress code is not intended for monitoring or judging one another in the workplace, we do offer the following guidelines with regard to dress:
· Faculty and staff are required to dress in a professional manner. Professional attire does not include jeans, T-shirts, athletic wear, or shorts.
· Exceptions may be designated for days of casual dress to encourage SCU “Spirit”.
Source: Staff Handbook 2013, p5