Dress Code Policy

The Continents States University’s usual dress practice is primarily business attire, but to continue to promote employee morale, a more casual dress practice is enacted during less busy business times (i.e., summer session or semester breaks). This policy allows employees to dress in business casual attire during appropriately designated times and provides a great way to be comfortable in the workplace.

The Continents States University prides itself on its professional atmosphere and employees’ positive image as university representatives. This image is affected by the manner of dress we use within our offices, in the offices of our constituents, and public when we represent the university.

Casual wear encompasses many looks, but it means casual clothing appropriate for a professional office environment. Everyday wear does not equate to sloppiness. It is clothing that allows you to be comfortable at work yet always look neat and professional. Employees should consider each day’s activities when determining what to wear.

I’ve included for you below an overview of acceptable casual wear and a list of some of the more common items that would be inappropriate for our university environment. Although this list is intended to be optional, it should help set general parameters for proper attire and provide information to assist you in making intelligent judgments about items that need to be explicitly addressed. Generally, if you are unsure if an item of clothing is unacceptable, it is best to choose a different item or inquire with your supervisor first.

State Dress Code
The university staff members are further following the State of Missouri Rule 98, Dress Code policy when attending government involved personals meetings. Policy in reference:
Rule 98. At all times when the House is seated, proper attire for gentlemen shall be business attire, including coat, tie, dress trousers, and dress shoes or boots. Proper attire for women shall be business attire, including jackets worn with dresses, skirts, or slacks, and dress shoes or boots. For this rule, “jacket” shall include blazers, cardigans, and knit blazers. This rule shall apply to all members and staff on the House and lower gallery floor.