You won't see sagging pants, headgear, or women's clothing anymore at Morehouse College. The all-men's college has instituted an "appropriate attire policy" for students, the Maroon Tiger reports. There are 11 guidelines for appropriate dress that will be distributed through campuswide E-mail and on the school's website, as well as in the student handbook.
Morehouse President Michael Franklin's conceptualization of the modern "Renaissance Man" is the basis of the new dress code, the report says. Franklin wants students to be "well-dressed" men of Morehouse.
The Maroon Tiger reports that the reaction to the new rule is mixed.
"I would say that about 95 percent of the students on this campus feel that appearance matters to them," William Bynum, vice president of the college's Office of Student Services, tells the Maroon Tiger. "We are not trying to isolate anyone that falls under a category, you can just look at it like it's one out of 11 things being addressed."
Others aren't so sure how to define a modern "Renaissance Man," especially when it comes to clothes. Several students interviewed expressed disappointment with the school's new policy.
"Outward appearance assists with how you carry yourself, but either way you cannot change someone's mindset," one student tells the Maroon Tiger.