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BURLINGTON COUNTY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

WESTAMPTON CAMPUS

“PANTHER” DRESS CODE

 
 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The purpose of this dress code is to prepare students for expectations of the world of work and to promote the image of the school district.  The standards are (1) Workplace Preparation, (2) Safety, and (3) Professionalism.  Students are urged to emulate the dress code of successful adults in the occupation for which they are preparing.  All students are required to dress in a manner that reflects good taste, modesty, and appropriateness for the type of career major in which the student is enrolled.  Choice of attire should be made according to the health, safety, and welfare of all students.

 

Note:  Dress Down Days will be structured.  (EXAMPLE:  jeans and t-shirt day)

 

 

 

SHIRTS FOR STUDENTS:     Workplace Preparation/Professionalism

 

ACCEPTABLE (refer to the administrator’s published color palette)

Collared golf style, turtleneck and dress shirts (short or long sleeved)

Shirts must be loosely fitted, and midriffs must be covered.

All shirts must be buttoned above the chest line.

Shirt colors are only solid.

Shirt collars may be trimmed in complimentary school colors only (i.e. blue shirt with white collar).

Shirts logos must be only BCIT logos or Career Major logos.

 

NOT ACCEPTABLE (refer to the administrator’s published color palette)

Tank tops, thin strapped or strapless tops, tube tops, mesh, fish-net styles, or clothing which exposes the back, chest or midriff, and low cut shirts.

Shirts worn under acceptable dress code shirts with stripes, logos or sayings, and other than acceptable colors (i.e. red under blue).

T-shirts that are exposed below the hip area.

Material cannot be made of sheer, see-through, shiny nylon, denim or denim-like.

 

 

 

SWEATERS AND SWEATSHIRTS FOR STUDENTS: Workplace Preparation/Professionalism

 

ACCEPTABLE (refer to the administrator’s published color palette)

Crew-necked, V-necked or cardigans over collared shirts (as specified above) or turtleneck.

Sweater and sweatshirt length must extend to and be no longer than the hip area.

Sweaters and sweatshirts must be loosely fitted.

Sweater and sweatshirt colors are solid.

Sweater and sweatshirt logos must be only BCIT logos or Career Major logos.


 

 

NOT ACCEPTABLE (refer to the administrator’s published color palette)

Hooded sweaters and hooded sweatshirts.

Jackets, coats, wind breakers, warm-up jackets, hats, gloves, and any type of outer garment may not be worn in the classrooms, hallways, or the cafeteria during the regular school day.

Sweatshirts with different color trim.

Material cannot be made of sheer, see-through, (shiny) nylon, denim or denim-like.

 

 

PANTS (SLACKS) AND SKIRTS FOR STUDENTS:  Workplace Preparation/Professionalism

 

ACCEPTABLE (refer to the administrator’s published color palette)

Dockers-style or dress pants.

Skirts, skorts and shorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh.  (Slits should not extend any higher than two inches above the knee.)

Pants cuffs must be within the heel to toe of student’s footwear.

Pants must be appropriately sized and worn at the waist.

Pant (slack) and skirt colors are only according to color palette except white.

NOT ACCEPTABLE (refer to the administrator’s published color palette)

Material cannot be made of sheer, see-through, shiny nylon, denim (or denim like). Chain, link, or metal belts.

Tight fitting, stretch type material will not be allowed.

Loose side pockets, painter’s pants, overalls.

Sweatpants.

Drawstrings on the bottom of the pants.

Frayed/torn/unraveled look on clothing.

 

FOOTWEAR FOR STUDENTS:  (Safety)

 

ACCEPTABLE

Shoes with rubber or hard soles and sneakers which cover the entire foot.

 

NOT ACCEPTABLE

Flip-flops, shower shoes, open-toed shoes, and sandals or slippers of any type.

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HEADWEAR (Professionalism)

 

ACCEPTABLE

Headwear that is specific to religious affiliations.

 

NOT ACCEPTABLE

Hats, scarves, bandanas, wave caps, sunglasses, etc.

 

 

 

Final determination of what is acceptable and not acceptable

will be made by the administration.

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