Regarding student/family, staff, and faculty appearance, the Southwestern community is to be encouraged and guided by the principles of the Christian gospel. At Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College, our position is that immodest clothing distracts from one’s Christian testimony. All garments that are overly tight, form fitting, or overly short will not be permitted. Shorts, hats, or caps are not permitted in chapel or academic buildings (all buildings contingent to the main campus). Students may be asked to remove their hats or caps in the classroom by a school official.