FAMU Adopts Dress Code

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, FL -- April 5, 2012 --

Bare feet, clothing with offensive messages, netted shirts, halters, tube tops, and cut off tee shirts are just a few of the items prohibited in a new dress code for FAMU students. The code was adopted by the University Board of Trustees today, and immediately became a hot topic of discussion on campus. Renee Mowatt agrees with the code.

“I agree because I think when you are on a college campus, you should dress as though you are already in the work world. We are being prepared for our fields of work as we are on campus and I just don’t feel people should be able to dress however they want to dress when they are on campus.”

But Renee found an argument from fellow student Chantal Usher of Jacksonville.

“There are some people who do embarrass and go a little bit far, but this dress code is not going to stop that. People are still going to wear what they want to wear. We are old enough to choose and we should be able to decide what we want to put on our bodies, especially when we are paying thousands of dollars to attend a university” says Chantal.

Students violating the dress code will be denied admission to university events.

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