Professionalism is reflected by the appearance and manner of our faculty and staff to maintain and enhance the University's image. Our departmental Dress Code Policy is intended to allow flexibility and comfort for employees to convey the image we present to our clientele. Since Extension is extremely diverse in its operations, different standards are deemed acceptable for each program area. Questions about the dress code should be directed first to your immediate supervisor and then to the County Extension Director if the supervisor is unable to address the issue.
Professional attire for the job you were hired.
Shorts, work-shirts, t-shirts and jeans are appropriate for some jobs.
- Tennis shoes or work boots are appropriate for some jobs.
- Shorts and skirts should be below finger tip when standing and hand is hanging straight down at the side.
- Capri Pants and dress jeans are acceptable.
- Sundresses are allowed but no strapless or spaghetti straps.
Tank tops with strap width smaller than 2 inches, tube tops, halter tops, backless or
bare midriff shirts.
- Underwear as outerwear, excessively tight, provocative or revealing attire (braless or mini look).
- Transparent (see-through) clothing which expose undergarments or bare chests.
- Low cut or excessively baggy pants, shorts or skirts that expose skin or underwear.
Hair color is restricted to natural shades (greys, blondes, browns, blacks, and natural shades of red (not including the red in the primary color palate). Natural shades allow for co-workers and learners to focus on what is being shared and taught without distraction from hair color.
Wearing University colors (red and blue) on the first Friday of each month is encouraged, but not mandatory. If you don’t have a University of Arizona T-shirt, you can just wear red or blue.
Effective: August 24, 2010
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