Personal Appearance-Career and Professional Development Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Personal Appearance

Although there is no set dress code for most campus positions, students are expected to dress neatly and appropriately in their role as a student employee. "Campus casual" clothing is almost always acceptable as long as it is in good taste. In general, student employees should avoid wearing tank or crop tops, tattered or ripped clothing, or sweat pants, and must wear shoes at all times. Clothing that could potentially interfere with their work or be distracting or offensive to others is not permitted. Departments may require different clothing rules based on their interaction with the public and the type of work that is performed. But, at all times, student employees must present themselves in a way compatible with the mission of Carnegie Mellon.