Dress Code

Effective date: 11/22/2023

Students are preparing for careers and should develop the habit of wearing appropriate attire. Students are required to wear the designated school uniform on campus and at the externship or clinical locations. Clinical/externship sites may require differing dress codes. Students are responsible for meeting dress code requirements for the site.

A student’s personal appearance must be professional. The general requirements are as follows:

  • Scrubs must be clean, wrinkle-free, and well-fitted.
  • No outerwear is permitted in the classroom except for a lab jacket or sweater as established by school/program standards.
  • Shoes must be leather or vinyl, closed-toed, and closed heels. Students must keep their shoes clean.
  • The ID badge is part of the uniform and must always be visible.
  • Long sleeve or short sleeve T-shirts or undershirts may be worn tucked in under scrubs.
  • Minimal jewelry is accepted and is defined as one pair of small stud earrings, one ring, and a watch. Dangling earrings, hoop earrings, or multiple earrings will not be permitted. For safety reasons, no jewelry may be worn under protective gloves. Facial, tongue, and body piercings are not acceptable.
  • Hair must be of a natural color, neatly combed, clean, and pulled away from the face, so that it does not hang in the face when bending over during lab/clinical activities.
  • Fingernails must be kept short, clean, and neatly manicured. No polish, acrylic nails, overlays, or any synthetic enhancements to the natural nails.
  • Proper daily hygiene is essential because students work very closely with others. Cologne and perfume should not be worn.
  • Concorde requires coverage of tattoos if they are viewed as vulgar, violent, politically charged, socially unacceptable or insensitive. Students must comply with externship or clinical policy on tattoo coverage.

Failure to comply with the above expectations may result in being removed from the classroom, externship, and/or clinical site.