The purpose of students’ dress code policy is to clearly define the appropriate attire for KIU students. KIU expects students to dress appropriately in attire generally known as ‘smart casual’ in nature. The main objective of the policy is to provide guidance, standards for students’ attire and promote an atmosphere for academic success while recognizing the right of students to express themselves through their free choices. It is, therefore, important to note that the following policy is supplemented by the principles of KIU.
i. Students must wear decent, casual attire including pants, shirts, skirts, blouses, sarees and dresses that are appropriate for a university environment.
ii. T-shirts, all types of jeans, pants of full length are considered appropriate for lectures or practical work but should not be worn for presentations and examinations. Sportswear or workout clothing, including leggings, is not considered as appropriate attire.
iii. Pants must be worn fastened securely at the waist and should not sag below the waistline.
iv. Caps or hats, unless worn for medical reasons are not considered appropriate attire. Students seeking approval to wear headgear as medical mean may make a written request to the Vice Chancellor.
v. Clothing must be neat, clean, and free from offending odors.
vi. At KIU premises students must wear footwear provided by KIU. Personal footwear must be removed and stored in the lockers provided.
vii. Overwhelming perfumes are not allowed, and light colognes are allowed to be worn in class.
viii. Jewelry must be conservative in style and kept to a minimum.
ix. Hair must be neat and clean, and styled off the face and out of the eyes. Beards and mustaches must be clean and well groomed.
x. Nails must be clean, well groomed, manicured and of short to medium length.
xi. Wearing concealing clothes that prevent clear identification of the student is strictly prohibited (the face should be clearly visible at all times).