APSU will observe a year-round business casual dress with the stipulation that business attire will be expected when the occasion requires it. According to the University dress code, business casual states that it includes khaki pants, slacks, and skirts, as well as short-sleeved polo shirts and long-sleeved shirts, but excludes "jeans, tennis shoes, tight or short skirts, t-shirts, and sweatshirts". Employees are expected to use good judgment and wear clothing that is appropriate for a professional setting. 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.
It is the position of the Staff Senate that the following days are designated "Jeans Days." Designated jean days are subject to the permission of your supervisor. In addition, although Physical Plant employees are required to wear a uniform, they will be able to wear casual dress clothes on designated jeans days. All staff employees are allowed to wear APSU logo t-shirts/sweatshirts on designated jeans days. No ripped and/or torn jeans, halter tops, or flip-flops.
Jeans may be worn:
1. Friday's during the school year (August - May).
2. Fall, Winter and Spring Breaks.
3. Days when no classes are held (e.g. Study Day).
4. During APSU Homecoming week with APSU apparel.
5. During the summer months following the end of spring commencement through the day before the beginning of fall Semester.
IMPORTANT NOTE: NO JEANS MAY BE WORN ON ANY COMMENCEMENT DAY. COMMENCEMENTS ARE HELD DURING FALL, SPRING AND SUMMER.
Please also refer to the staff Business Casual Dress Code Guidelines - Business Casual Dress Code