Business Casual Dress Code
Guidelines for Staff
- Austin Peay observes a year-round business casual dress with the stipulation that business attire will be expected when the occasion requires it.
- Public Safety is exempt from this policy.
- Other departments where a uniform is required, such as the Physical Plant, are exempt from this policy but may choose to participate if appropriate based on job duties and as long as a name tag is worn.
- When meeting with visitors from outside the University, or when the University is hosting special groups or guests, employees are expected to dress appropriately for the occasion.
- Employees are expected to use good judgment and wear clothing that is appropriate for a professional setting.
- Employees should err on the side of caution; if an item is questionable, another item or clothing should be selected.
- Periodically, on special occasions, a day will be designated “jean day” or “T-shirt day” when blue jeans, other denim jeans and APSU logo/seasonal T-shirts/sweatshirts will be permitted.
- For more detailed information about the Business Casual Dress Code, go HERE
Clothing/footwear considered acceptable includes, but is not limited to:
- Khaki pants or any other type of pants generally viewed as business casual
- Golf or polo shirts
- Denim dresses or jumpers
- Denim shirts and APSU logo sweatshirts
- Dresses/skirts/shorts (shorts on Fridays only) no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
Clothing/footwear considered inappropriate and unacceptable include:
- Items that are worn, ripped, frayed, torn or unkempt
- Items containing obscene, profane, discriminatory, provocative or inflammatory words or pictures
- Items advertising alcoholic beverages, drugs, drug paraphernalia or tobacco products
- See-through garments, halter tops, bare midriff/back tops, tank tops/muscle shirts, low-cut blouses and pants
- Pool/beach attire including beach sandals and thongs/flipflops
- Blue jeans or other denim pants (unless the supervisor approves as an exception based on the nature of the job)
- Collarless T-shirts
- Worn out sneakers