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Employee Dress and Grooming Standards


The Dress and Grooming principles and expectations apply to all full, part-time, and student employees. Employees should act as exemplary models of living the dress and grooming principles. They are also expected to model dress and grooming that is appropriate to and positions one for success in their profession. Professional dress requirements may vary by department, role, and safety requirements.

    2. POLICY

    CES Dress and Grooming Principles and Expectations

    CES Dress and Grooming Principles and Expectations are part of the CES Honor Code and part of each student’s, employee’s, and volunteer’s commitment.

    When considering Honor Code and dress and grooming decisions, the teachings of the prophets and apostles, as well as Church instruction, such as “For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices” can be helpful.


    3.1 CES Dress and Grooming Principles

    Each student, employee, and volunteer commits to:

    • Represent the Savior Jesus Christ, the Church, and the Church Educational System
    • Preserve an inspiring environment, without distraction or disruption, where covenants are kept in a spirit of unity so the Holy Ghost can teach truth
    • Promote modesty, cleanliness, neatness, and restraint in dress and grooming
    • Maintain an elevated standard distinctive to educational institutions of the Church of Jesus Christ

    Dress and grooming expectations as in the examples below should align with these principles. However, application of these principles is not limited to the expectations listed. Members of the university community are expected to apply these principles to dress and grooming questions as they arise.

    3.2 CES Dress and Grooming Expectations

    Dress for men and women should:

    • Be modest in fit and style. Dressing in a way that would cover the temple garment is a good guideline, whether or not one has been endowed. Accommodation may be made for athletic participation.
    • Be neat and clean. Sloppy, overly casual, ragged, or extreme clothing is not acceptable.


    • Hair should be clean, neat, modest, and avoid extremes in styles and colors.
    • Men’s hair should be neatly trimmed. Men should be clean shaven. If worn, mustaches should be neatly trimmed.


    CES Honor Code

    For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet


    Policy Owner: Human Resources Director

    Executive Sponsor: Administrative Vice President

    Approved by President's Council: 11/01/2001

    Last Modified: 9/1/2023
    Last Modified: 9/12/2023

    Last Review: 9/12/2023

    Next review: 12/09/2024

    Full revision history maintained by the Office of Compliance & Ethics.