بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Teachers, staff and students at PNU all have to follow a dress code. We are required to wear ankle length skirts and shirts with at least 3/4 length sleeves. The skirts shouldn’t be sheer or have large slits. The shirts also shouldn’t be sheer, have cutouts or be too low in the front. However, it is also possible to get away with wearing a long dress as long as it fulfills the requirements.
Before I started work I expected the style to be quite formal, but a lot of the students wear sporty style sweatshirts and even sneakers. Some of the teachers and staff wear different patterns and colors. Some of them wear regular long sleeve t-shirts, some wear collared shirts and some even wear a suit jacket.
I’m 100% supportive of this kind of dress code at the university setting. It is clear enough that you don’t have to second guess your clothing choices and I think that it requires everyone to dress appropriately, but also gives some freedom of expression.
These days if you attend a university class in the USA you’ll see at least one or two students wearing their pajamas, you’ll probably see one wearing sweaty workout clothes and you’ll probably see one or two who are showing inappropriate amounts of skin for the classroom setting. “Freedom” is not an excuse.
There is a huge difference between getting all dolled up and looking presentable. A little bit of effort goes a long way.
I’m happy that I don’t have to think too much about what I’m going to wear everyday and also that I don’t have to look out at a class full of students who seem like they are ready for sleep, the gym or the nightclub, hahaha.
Remember that life is easy if you make it easy. Think positively, be flexible and don’t have so many expectations.