Colleges and universities shouldn't have a dress code.
Should colleges and universities have a dress code? Educational institutions are created to inspire students to express themselves as individuals. Being who he or she is what the main focus of a college and university is and the self-expressive notion of dress code is a major epidemic in school. Dress code is just a personality and a communication to others and a signal of who the person is and what he or she stands for.
School is an educational environment but still an adult sense of being. No one should be told what to wear once in an environment of adults or anywhere everyone has a stand out point in their style of clothing. In a college or university everyone is considered an adult and should at .least have the respect of coming as they are and not a made up robot that is controlled by a remote. Being told what to wear is just like being controlled like a robot because the mind cannot think on its own to be yourself its being controlled by a remote.
If someone wants to attend class in bedroom attire and feel comfortable they should be able to. A college or university should be just like church where it is come as oneself and not be judged or frowned upon. America is a place of freedom it is stated in the 1st and fourteenth amendment where people have freedom of speech and rights. The amendment is mentioned because a person's dress code is a representation of themselves with no hidden features just them as themselves. As studies show that enforcing a dress code can prevent students from reaching their creative and self-expressive potential.
Clothes bring out his or her personality and give him or her sense of personal identity. If someone ones identity is taken away, who is he or she? Will he or she be out of their comfort zone? Once someone's identity is taken away from them they no longer recall what he or she stands for. Being taken out of he or she's element is just a lack of functioning for someone who is used to following themselves. How can ones clothing be their personality many people may ask: it is a personal preference of who he or she is and how they conduct themselves by dressing in a certain manner.
Someone's religion can be disrespected just as simply as them being told what type of clothing they should wear. In most class rooms many teachers tell a student to take off their hat or whatever is on their head. For example, in some religions the women are not supposed to show their hair to the outside world only their husbands or households are to see their hair which is a sign of respect to their religion. In many religions the women are not allowed to wear pants, the men are the head of the house hold and should be the one to wear the pants. If a university or college set a dress code policy religious law suits can be expected to be aroused in many institutions. Why would this be so? Because America is a place of freedom and religion is a strong identity in American identities and up bringing as a child and adult life.
Will the university or college be funded by rules of dress code for adults? It is an adult environment and clothing should not be in a dress code policy. Clothing does not make a person learn or give you the urge to think should I go to class or should I do my homework. A dress code makes students not want to attend class because they know that they can't come as they are and represent themselves and do what they are supposed to do without being told what they should wear or should do.
How someone dresses is a communication skill on how people view them and their attire makes a statement. It is a communication skill because it is a first impression on you as a hold and attire says what personality traits him or her carries off in his or her attire. A dress code is against our individual rights such as freedom of speech and freedom of expression, and it violates our civil rights that we are guaranteed as a citizen's of America. In every educational institution there is an in group and out group, which is represented by sense of style. For example, the homosexual groups represent themselves by a mixture of different colors and cross dressing. The models or the in style people come dressed to impress but still do what they have to do. What about the gothic people and their attire and sense of style of wearing black and baggy clothing.
Opposing side: As to the opposing side of this situation some topics that may be brought up is how the reflection of a school may look. Being in dress code does not formally give the school a good or bad look it just looks classier as some may claim. Education is still being taught no matter how he or she is dressed and what type of environment you are in based on clothing. Another argument rose in the opposing paper is that the school being uniformed can decrease sexual harassment no matter what someone's attire is they can still be sexually harassed.. No matter what clothing is worn it's still going to be a case of sexual assault or some case of violence so it should not be a fact of what its worn it's more of physical features.
Educational institutions should not impose a dress code for adults because it should be a place of freedom and a place where you can express yourself. Educational institutions are created to inspire students to express themselves as individuals. A dress code should not be enforced because it does not inhabit him or her from learning and critical thinking. Dress code is an epidemic that will be followed by many in different ways but all falls under personality and peoples personality is what makes him or her different from others.