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The Dress Code and Proper Deportment Code is based on the theory that learning to use socially acceptable manners and selecting attire appropriate to specific occasions and activities are critical factors in the total educational process. Understanding and employing these behaviors not only improves the quality of one's life, but also contributes to optimum morale, as well as embellishes the overall campus image. They also play a major role in instilling a sense of integrity and an appreciation for values and ethics.

The continuous demonstration of appropriate manners and dress insures that students meet the very minimum standards of quality achievement in the social, physical, moral and educational aspects of their lives - essential areas of development necessary for propelling students toward successful careers.

Students will be denied admission to various functions if their manner of dress is inappropriate. On this premise, students at Alliance Group Affiliates (AGA™) are expected to dress neatly at all times. The following are examples of appropriate dress for various occasions:

  1. Classroom, Cafeteria, Student Center and University offices - neat, modest, casual or dressy attire.
  2. Formal programs - business or dressy attire.
  3. Interviews - business attire.
  4. Social/Recreational activities in lounges or off site - modest, casual or dressy attire.
  5. Balls, Galas, etc. - formal, semi-formal and dressy respectively.

Examples of Inappropriate Dress and/or Appearance

  1. Do-rags, stocking caps, skullcaps and bandanas (prohibited at all times on the campus of Hampton University except in the privacy of the student's living quarters).
  2. Head coverings and hoods for men in any building.
  3. Baseball caps and hoods for women in any building. This policy item does not apply to headgear considered as a part of religious or cultural dress.
  4. Bare feet.
  5. Shorts that reveal buttocks.
  6. Shorts, all types of jeans at programs dictating professional or formal attire, such as Musical Arts, Fall Convocation, Founder's Day, and Commencement.
  7. Clothing with derogatory, offensive and/or lewd messages either in words or pictures.
  8. Men's undershirts of any color worn outside of the private living quarters of the residence halls.
  9. Sports jerseys without a conventional tee-shirt underneath.
  10. Men and Women’s pants that show underwear.


Dress Code: Procedures for Cultural or Religious Head Coverings

Students seeking approval to wear headgear as an expression of religious or cultural dress may make a written request for a review through the Office of the School Director. No unreasonable request will be disapproved.

All administrative, faculty and support staff members will be expected to monitor student behavior applicable to this dress code and report any such disregard or violations to the Office of the School Director.


In addition to the Student Code of Conduct, students are specifically directed to comport themselves properly in the classroom, and at any training site outside the classroom.

Some examples of improper comportment are (but are not limited to):

1. Cell phones not on silent mode, and use of cell phones in classroom.

2. Propping feet up on chairs.

3. Sleeping in classroom.

4. Excessive absence from classroom.

5. Creating any distractions including the constant tapping on tables, counters chairs or clicking pens.

6. Not obeying housekeeping rules and creating an unsanitary conditions.

7. Damaging any AGA™ property or the property of any our affiliates.

8. Serious violations of the Student Dress Code.

NOTICE: Improper comportment during training periods is grounds for dismissal from the School.