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Jonathan Lowell is currently attending Florida A&M University as a graduate student in broadcast journalism.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

FAMU Dress Standard Package

By Jonathan Lowell,

This fall, the "Millennial Famuan" will have to abide by a new dress standard. Set to be implemented in the fall semester of 2012, faculty will be able to deny a student admission to class or other functions based on their dress. Florida A&M President James Ammons says certain types of dress should never be seen at a university.

"Saggy pants that show underwear. That just has no place on the university's campus, and to be honest with you that has no place in a public setting," said Ammons.

Other types of dress prohibited include pajamas, mesh or netted shirts and hoods in classrooms. Students will also not be allowed to wear any clothing with offensive messages in words or pictures

"I think it's a good idea. I feel as though when we're on campus we should be dressing for success. This is one step away from our actual careers, and I feel as though when we're on campus we should dress as though we are prepared to go into the workforce," said student Renee Mowatt.

"I feel like there's only so much you can do because people are grown they're going to do what they want to do regardless. I feel like in certain ways there should be enforcement, but on the other hand people are going to dress the way they want to dress," said student Raven Whitehead.

There is no word yet on what the punishment will be for any level of violation. Under the standard, faculty will be responsible for reporting all violations to the dean of students office and are even encouraged to add the standard to their class' syllabus.

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