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Policy on Professional Appearance and Attire Impact

Policy on Professional Appearance and Attire

Faculty, staff, and students are responsible for the enforcement of this policy. Infractions will be addressed immediately with the offending party and corrective action will be taken. The student/employee may be asked to leave and change into appropriate attire.

Unacceptable Clothing

The following dress is unacceptable for all faculty, staff, and students on the premises of the Fairmont State University Aviation Center of Excellence. This policy is enforced at the discretion of ACE Senior Staff and any questions regarding the policy should be directed to the Director or Chief Pilot.

  • Form-fitting pants, i.e., yoga, or leggings, cut-off pants, sweat pants, sweat shorts, or athletic shorts
  • Dresses, skirts or shorts hemlines should be measured by finger length - How do you measure finger length? Clothing hem should be as long as or longer than the end of your middle finger when it is resting straight against your thigh.
  • Tight clothing (Clothing must be of sufficient size to conceal undergarments, tattoos, piercings, and/or exposed skin and waistbands must be worn at waist level)
  • Midriff tops, halters, tops with revealing necklines. Single or multiple tank tops/muscle shirts unless covered by an acceptable jacket, shirt or sweater
  • T-shirts with inappropriate verbiage or pictures
  • Sandals, flip flops, crocs (only closed-toe shoes)
  • Torn or tattered clothing
  • Earrings worn by females will present a professional appearance
  • Gauged earrings will not be worn at any time
  • No facial piercings of any sort

Acceptable Hair Styles

Flight students will maintain professional hair standards that do not interfere with the wearing of flight head gear or hinder vision.