Liberty University Dress Code

Liberty University Dress Code: Understanding the Rules and Regulations

When students start at Liberty University, there are a lot of things to consider—including the dress code policy. The rules and regulations for student dress codes can change from year to year. Here is a detailed guide to help students and parents better understand the school’s dress code policy.

General Guidelines 

The Liberty University Student Life Office is committed to maintaining the highest standards of behavior and appearance while attending the school. Students are expected to dress and groom themselves in a tasteful and respectful manner, as well as to maintain the cleanliness of their dress at all times. The school also requires that clothing not violate basic standards of decency with regard to obscenity, profanity, or sexual overtones.

Dress Code Requirements

As a general rule, men and women should wear appropriate and modest clothing. During daytime hours, students should not wear clothing that is revealing or provocative. Those that make the clothing choices inappropriate may be asked to modify his or her wardrobe. In addition, clothing should fit properly.

For men:

  • Shorts, shirts, and sweaters must always be worn, regardless of the season.
  • Shoes must be appropriate for the weather and activity in which the student is present.
  • Hats should be removed when indoors, unless authorized by Liberty University Staff.
  • Shirts must have a collar and adequate coverage when the arms are extended. 

For Women:

  • Dresses and skirts must reach at least mid thigh, and must be accompanied by appropriate undergarments that are also modest. 
  • Shorts must reach at least mid-thigh.
  • Tank tops, crop tops and halter tops are not allowed.
  • Sheer clothing and clothing exposing the mid-section are not allowed.
  • No clothing should be excessively low cut, backless, or have other revealing features.
  • Shoes must also be appropriate for the weather and activity in which the student is present.

Additionally, some activities, such as co-curricular or athletic events, may have more stringent dress code expectations that are not outlined above. For more information regarding these types of events, students should refer to their syllabus, instructor’s instructions, or coach’s instructions.


Q: Are tattoos and piercings allowed in campus?

A: Tattoos and piercings must be tasteful, discreet and not visible through clothing. If a piercing or tattoo can be seen or heard, it must be removed or covered.

Q: Can I wear jewelry?

A: Jewelry should match the student’s clothing and should not be worn in an extreme way. Jewelry cannot be distracting or disruptive to any class or activity.

Q: Can I wear makeup?

A: Makeup should be in moderation; excessive amounts are not permitted. Makeup should not be distracting or disruptive to any class or activity.

Q: Are leggings, jeggings, yoga pants and jeggings allowed?

A: Leggings, jeggings, yoga pants and jeggings must be the appropriate length for the season and must be coyly covered by a shirt or sweater that reaches at least mid-thigh.


Liberty University is dedicated to providing its students with an education that values both faith and character. Part of this mission includes holding its students to high standards of dress and grooming. The rules and regulations outlined in this guide are meant to ensure that Liberty’s students maintain a safe and respectful environment for themselves and their peers.

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