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Student Employee Dress Code

Stony Brook University does not require its student employees to adhere to a uniform dress code. However, it is up to the discretion of the employing department to implement and enforce a dress code. Different jobs call for varying dress. Some jobs may require more formal attire, while other jobs, such as those more active, may be better suited for more casual attire. Below, you may find an overview of what is is predominantly considered suitable attire.


Generally Appropriate Attire:

  • Dresses, skirts, and jumper dresses that are knee-length or longer
  • Suits/Pant Suits/Skirt Suits
  • Solid color denim jeans, free of rips, fraying and holes
  • Pants in business-suitable fabrics (khaki, wool, tweed, corduroy)
  • Blouses, button-up shirts, sweaters, and polo shirts
  • Blazers, jackets, and vests
  • Any type of business shoe (dress shoes, heals, flats), dress sandals, dress boots, and athletic shoes in some situations.


Generally Inappropriate Attire:

  • Casual sport t-shirts with non Stony Brook University printed logos, department names, pictures, etc.
  • Casual shorts, leggings, or sweatpants
  • Flannel shirts
  • Tank tops (unless covered by other clothing)
  • Short crop tops


Please note that the above are merely suggestions. Supervisors should make clear what is and is not appropriate to their students at the start of their employment. If a student employee is unsure what is appropriate, they should contact their direct supervisor for clarification. Dressing appropriately will indicate a sense of respect and professionalism to your employer and to the campus community. Some student supervisors may choose to let their student employees dress more casually on Red Hot Fridays, to show unity and pride on the Stony Brook University Campus.