Offenders Violate Dress Code Policy


Examples of violation of dress code.

Gabby Gomez, Reporter

Radford’s campus is a haven for different styles. In Hawaii’s warm weather, students wear everything from leggings and shorts, tank tops and t-shirts, and dresses and skirts to keep themselves comfortable and cool. With varying personal styles, students seek a balance to look good while following the school’s dress code policy.

While a handful of students innocuously violate the dress code, some students push the policy and commit egregious and frequent dress code violations that include pants that hang too low or too revealing shirts.

“The violations are usually with the females,”  George Sumida, counselor, said. Problems arise when too much “flesh”is  showing, as seen  with females who wear short shorts and strapless tops.

But the girls aren’t the only offenders. Sumida said he has seen “gang wear, clothes with profanity or promotion of illegal substances printed on them, and do rags on the boys” as well.

“School uniforms would alleviate many of the problems attributed to inappropriate clothing on campus,” Sumida said.

Dress code violations can be a distraction as well. “It can affect the learning environment at the school,” Sumida said.

A list of dress code violations is stated in planners distributed to all students. According to the policy, dress code violators are subject to suspension.

Dress Code

  • No exposure of private body parts-including gluteus cheeks

  • No cleavage displayed below the level of the arm pits

  • All top garments must have a strap over the shoulders or around the neck

  • One half of the back must be covered

  • Skirts & slits in skirts must be no higher than “finger tip” length

  • No garments designed to display the midriff

  • No “tube tops,” not under a cover-not under any circumstances

  • No undergarments (underwear) visible: panties, boxer shorts, bra straps, grandfather shirts (wife beaters), etc.

  • No “see-through” garments that expose underwear

  • No top garments left open to expose underwear

  • No garments may be worn in a way, other than that for which it was designed (i.e. “fly” zipper unzipped, pants worn below the hips etc.)