Dress Code

The way you dress carries certain messages to those that interact with you. Healthcare leadership roles have highly professional expectations and professional dress is the norm.  Remember: you dress casually to make yourself comfortable. As a leader, you dress professionally to make others comfortable.   

We maintain a professional image for all activities where we are representing VCU Health Administration.  When we have guest speakers or field trips, dress business professional.  Otherwise, the standard is business casual.


Business Casual

Female Do's:

  • Skirts
  • Slacks
  • Dresses
  • Khakis
  • Heels/Flats
  • Blouses

Female Don'ts:

  • Shorts
  • Jeans/Denim
  • Low-cut tops
  • Strapless
  • Sweatshirts
  • T-shirts
  • Wrinkled Clothing
  • Flip Flops
  • Tennis Shoes

Male Do's:

  • Khakis
  • Slacks
  • Collared Shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Ties
  • Brown or black shoes or socks
  • Belt

Male Dont's:

  • Shorts
  • Jeans/Denim
  • T-shirts
  • Sagging pants
  • Wrinkled clothing
  • Flip flops
  • Tennis shoes

Business Professional

Females: Skirt suits or pant suits, clean and pressed, hose/tights, matching shoes

Males: Suits, collared shirt and tie, clean and pressed, matching shoes, socks