Student Handbook 2016-2017

GNTC Student Appearance and Dress Code

Georgia Northwestern Technical College recognizes that the dress and grooming of students are significant factors in the successful operation of the educational program. It is the responsibility of the college that students be made aware that appropriate dress, appearance, and hygiene are conducive to their personal well-being and the well-being of others.

Dress requirements may vary in classroom, laboratory, and shop areas. Students enrolled in internships and clinical courses are required to dress appropriately according to the requirements of the work for which they are being trained.

All students should adhere to the general guidelines of the GNTC Student Dress Code. Any program-specific dress code requirements will be addressed by the individual program directors and/or instructors.

The following guidelines should be observed for dress and grooming by all students:

  • Cleanliness of person and clothing is required.
  • Shoes are to be worn at all times.
  • Longer, knee-length to mid-thigh shorts/skirts such as dress shorts/skirts is acceptable.
  • Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, short shorts, or other garments defined as skimpy, scooped out at the neck and shoulder, or showing excessive amounts of skin area are considered inappropriate dress.
  • Clothing referred to as pajama pants, lounge wear, and sleep wear are not acceptable dress.
  • Clothing will be properly worn (belts buckled, shirts buttoned, pants worn above the hips so that undergarments are not visible). Clothing with derogatory, offensive, and/or lewd messages either in words or pictures is inappropriate for academic attire.

Students who are inappropriately dressed are subject to being asked to leave class in order to change into more appropriate clothing. The GNTC Student Dress Code is part of the Student Code of Conduct. Continued violation of the GNTC Student Dress Code can result in the students being subject to Student Disciplinary Procedures outlined in the GNTC Student Handbook.

Generally, common sense and good taste should prevail in matters of dress. Because of safety and other concerns in some programs, a professional dress code must be established and enforced.