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Kappa Tau Chapter | Clemson University
Chapter Professional Events

The Kappa Tau Chapter prides itself on the many professional events we hold each semester to help with our professional development. In the past, we have held events with:


DRESS CODE

Kappa Tau Dress Code Guidelines
Fall 2018


Business Professional

Women:

  • Black skirt or pant suit, other neutral colors (dark gray, navy, brown) okay as long as top and bottom are matching 
  • Skirts should hit at or below the top of the knee OR should be longer than fingertips
  • Pressed, collared button-down shirt or dress shirt that coordinates with suit color
  • Follow the five finger rule on chest – there should be at least five fingers length between your cleavage and the neckline
  • Closed-toe dress shoes (pumps, flats, heels) – No platforms or >2.5 inch heels 
  • Make-up should be minimal and conservative (daytime makeup) 
  • No visible tattoos; use good judgment
  • Hair should look presentable, keep it out of your face
  • *Tip: Keep hair and jewelry simple (i.e. studs for earrings); remove all other jewelry and piercings (i.e. nose rings, etc.)

Men:

  • Full suit with matching jacket and pants with belt that matches shoes 
  • Pressed, collared shirt with plain (solid, stripe, or simple pattern) tie 
  • Dark leather shined dress shoes and dark dress socks
  • The bottom of the tie should just barely cover the entire belt buckle; a tie should never be too long or too short 
  • No visible tattoos or piercings 
  • *Tip: A three-piece suit is acceptable, but a suit with mismatched pants and jacket is not recommended. 


Business Casual

Women:

  • Dress pants, skirt (at or below the top of the knee OR should be longer than fingertips), or dress okay 
  • Shoulders must be covered – sweater or blazer 
  • Fitted blouses and sweaters/cardigans, scarves okay 
  • Closed-toe shoes (pumps/heels < 2.5 inches)
  • Jeans, shorts, and capris are unacceptable 
  • Avoid: *Blingy/shiny/lacey fabric, sequins, khaki, tight skirts or bodycon dresses, skirts shorter than knee length, low-cut and sleeveless blouses/dress, large jewelry, sandals, wedges, and heels > 2.5 inches.

Men:

  • Pressed, collared shirt, tie optional
  • Dress slacks, socks, belt, and shoes 
  • Shirts should always be tucked in 
  • Jeans, shorts, and capris are unacceptable 
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • *Tip: Business casual = business professional, with ONE of the articles substituted. (Ex: Full suit with a shell top for women or a full suit minus the jacket or the tie for men.)


Smart Casual
Note: Smart casual is often ill-defined and open to interpretation, so our standards for smart casual are for the purposes of our chapter. We define it as somewhere between informal and business casual.


Women:

  • Can wear nice jeans or pants (in good shape, not your oldest/well-worn pair)
  • Shorts if they are appropriate length and style – avoid tight fitting shorts
  • Skirts if they are appropriate length and style (should be longer than fingertips) – avoid miniskirts, bodycon skirts
  • Dresses are fine, same rules as skirts
  • Leggings only with a top that covers your rear
  • Freedom with tops, as long as they’re appropriate – use your best judgment
  • No spaghetti straps
  • T shirts ONLY if they’re DSP shirts
  • Shoes – non-athletic sneakers are fine, wedges and sandals are fine
  • NOT: athletic clothing & shoes, leggings with t shirts, halter tops

Men:

  • Can wear nice jeans, khakis, or pants (in good shape, not your oldest/well-worn pair)
  • Shorts if they are appropriate length and style – avoid tight fitting shorts
  • Freedom with tops, as long as they’re appropriate – use your best judgment
  • T shirts ONLY if they’re DSP shirts
  • No bro tanks, even if they’re DSP
  • Shoes – avoid wearing athletic shoes
  • NOT: gym shorts, athletic clothing, sweatpants

When in doubt, it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed.