Personal Appearance and Dress

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Personal Appearance and Dress

Policy Name:  Personal Appearance and Dress
Policy ID Number:  03-04-019
Version Effective Date: Not available
Last reviewed on: January 1, 2019

Applies To:  Faculty, Staff
Responsible Office:  Human Resources


The dress code policy seeks to set acceptable standards to guide employees as to what is deemed appropriate to wear to work. The formality of workplace dress is determined by the context and nature of work performed, as well as the level of interaction with members of the New Jersey City University (NJCU) community.

NJCU’s commitment to excellence requires a standard of appearance from all employees. Our employees are University ambassadors to their peers and to students. In selecting the manner of dress and appearance for work, employees must be aware that they are modeling professional behavior and must adhere to good professional norms. In circumstances in which the University has determined that standardized uniforms shall be the required dress for work, employees shall adhere to that requirement.

Further, appropriate hygiene is expected at all times. If an employee reports to work with a less than satisfactory degree of cleanliness, the supervisor may relieve the employee of duty with the requirement that the employee correct the problem before returning to work.

As deemed necessary or appropriate by the Policy Coordinator but at a minimum, at least every 5 years from the date of last review.