I teach in a Catholic university and there doesn’t appear to be a dress code for the students although there is probably an informal one for the professors. I say “doesn’t appear” because I never actually inquired; however, based on what I’ve observed, if there IS a dress code, I can’t imagine how students might dress without one.
I guess I’m not as liberal as I thought–or maybe I’ve changed somewhat since becoming a member of CAF–but it seems to me a little more propriety in dress might be in order, especially in a Catholic university. Some of my female students, in particular, dress somewhat like trollops. I wonder what the latter can wear nowadays to differentiate themselves. This way of dressing would NEVER pass in Jewish yeshiva universities.
I know most of these “dress threads” relative to Church and the beach get closed down soon. I don’t recall seeing one with regard to the University though, and since some of you are college students and professors, I was interested in your views, as well as the views of everyone else. I realize we can’t, and probably shouldn’t, go back to the 1940’s and 50’s, but what about some sort of compromise?