Students Aim to Impose Dress Code at North Carolina Central University

Paul Quinn College, a historically black educational institution in Dallas, has a dress code for students on campus. Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, all students are required to dress in “business casual” attire. This mean that students are not permitted to wear jeans, flip-flops, T-shirts, tank tops, or sneakers.

Now the student government association at North Carolina Central University in Durham is mounting an effort to police student attire on campus. Cards will be printed and given to students that show what is, and what is not, acceptable in the classroom. The student association wants to discourage students from wearing pajama pants, do-rags, and hats while attending class.