Dress Code

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How you dress and your appearance in many a situation defines who you are. Therefore appearance means a lot to GhanaCU in branding it students. This Dress code must therefore be religiously followed by students attending lectures or Yeshua Tech sponsored meetings or programs. 

No dress code can cover all contingencies so students must exert a certain amount of judgment in their choice of clothing to wear to school. If you experience uncertainty about acceptable, professional formal attire for school, please ask your Student Advisor or your Head of Department. 

Students shall dress in a manner which reflects positively on the GhanaCU, engineering, the health, etc. profession. Clothing worn while functioning as a Health student should reflect professional status, be clean, provide for safety of the student and patients, allow for full performance of all duties and provide easy identification of the student and the GhanaCU.

 

 

Guidelines

All students of Ghana Christian University College will follow the University policies on Student Dress Code. The GhanaCU policies are found in student program handbooks. These policies are guidelines for a professional image to present to the public at all times. Whether interacting with other students, internal or external guests, students convey the reputation of GhanaCU; therefore, maintaining a professional, businesslike appearance while on the campus of GhanaCU and/or other clinical sites is very important to our own overall success.

 

General guidelines for all students in every environment

 

Identification Badge

Students will be furnished Photo ID Card with student name and GhanaCU designation (Must be easily visible or shirt). This must be visible and properly displayed at chest high level on their white coats while on campus.

 

 

University Coat

Blue Black or White Coat with GhanaCU logo (must be ordered from the university’s approved tailors)

 

 

Dress

Compliance with these guidelines is expected at all times, including situations where personal attire may be covered by a lab coat.

  1. Inappropriate Dress
    • Caps and head coverings. Head coverings may only be worn when associated with professional or religious affiliation. Baseball caps are not acceptable. Fashionable hats and sunglasses shall not be worn indoors
    • Shorts (including Bermuda shorts), mini-skirts, culottes, Leggings or stretch pants
    • Blouses, shirts, sweaters, skirts or pants/trousers which do not cover the shoulders, back or stomach while standing or sitting
    • T-shirts
    • Exercise clothes (sweatshirts, sweatpants, jogging suits, etc.) Exception: When there is sporting activity on campus or at the gym.
    • Any jean or jean-styled pant (denim jeans, blue jeans, white jeans, color fashion jeans, etc.).
    • Pants worn below hip level ("sagging"). Pants length for men and women shall cover the ankles and meet the top of the shoe.
  2. Appropriate Dress
    • Suits
    • Dress pants: Pant/Trouser length must be at mid-calf or lower and have a professional look and fabric.
    • Casual dress pants (i.e., Dockers, khakis, etc.)
    • Skirts: Dresses/skirts must be a professional length (no more than two inches above the knees).
    • Casual dresses
    • Dress shirts/blouses and collared sports shirts
    • Sport coats/blazers
    • Lab Coats (White for Health Students and Brown or Blue for all others)
    • Overalls for Engineering, planning and surveying students
  3. Clothing should be clean, neat, in good condition and fit properly. Torn or faded, clothing are not acceptable.
  4. Theme dress days will be permitted on a reasonable basis with approval from the Director of Societies and Student affairs. Examples may include wearing a certain color of clothing to show support for a cause or sports team. Sites observing these days shall continue to follow the guidelines of this policy to ensure a professional environment is maintained

 

 

Appearance

Hair
Hair should be clean, combed and professional in appearance. Extremes in hairstyle and hair dyed in non-traditional, vibrant colors can serve as a distraction, and therefore is not appropriate for the learning environment. Facial hair should be neatly trimmed if worn. 

 

Nails
Excellent personal hygiene is expected of all, including keeping hair and nails well groomed. Nail length will be moderate and will not interfere with job/clinical performance. Nail designs are not permitted and colors must be moderate. Acrylic nail tips are not permitted in some work areas. If applicable, see Infection Control policies. 

 

Accessories and Jewelry

 

Tattoos
Tattoos with slogans, graphics, sayings or offensive wording should be covered (e.g., long sleeve shirt, gloves, etc.). They must not be offensive to patients, visitors, student or other students. Examples of offensive tattoos include designs that are violent or threatening, sexual in nature, desecrate religious symbols, etc. 

 

Make-up, Perfume and Cologne:

 

 Skirts, Dresses, and Skirted Suits

Dresses, skirts, skirts with jackets, dressy two-piece knit suits or sets, and skirts that are split at or below the knee are acceptable. 

 

Hats and Head Covering
Hats are not appropriate in the lecture hall, laboratory, library or office. Head Covers that are required for religious purposes or to honor cultural tradition are allowed. 

 

Shoes and Footwear

 

Undergarments

 

 

Dress Down Days

Certain days can be declared dress down days, generally Fridays. On these days, any kind of clothing is allowed if only it is not offensive to others. Clothing that has the GhanaCU logo is encouraged. Sports team, university, and fashion brand names on clothing are generally acceptable.

 

Events, locations requiring application of Dress Code Guidelines.

 

On attachment/ internship
On attachment/ internship (Field Practicum where students are guests in the institution): Dress Code of the Host institution should be adhered to.

 

Public events
Public events involving participation on behalf of GhanaCU: Professional Dress Clothing with ID Badge or the appropriate coat should be worn. 

 

In Classrooms and Laboratories
Men must have their ties on (flying or bow). Otherwise they must be in jeans and School branded T-shirts. Women must have their branded neckerchiefs on. All students (esp. in engineering) must carry their lab coats along into the Laboratories. 



During Field Visits
Engineering students are required to wear either their branded T-shirts with Jeans or their overalls, depending on the nature of the visit.

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Engineering students

The PPE required include:

  1. Safety Boots (Steel Toe)
  2. Overcoat/ Overall preferably Navy Blue color
  3. Eye goggles
  4. Ear Muffs
  5. Leather gloves
  6. Safety Helmets

 

 

Sanctions

Director of Societies and Student Affairs and his team will be responsible for addressing any violations of this policy at their own discretion.

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