In appearance, the Southwestern community is to be guided by the principles of the Christian gospel. At Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College, it is our position that immodest clothing distracts from one’s Christian testimony, so overly tight, form fitting, and overly short apparel is not permitted. Shorts, hats or caps are not permitted in chapel or academic buildings with the exception of female students. Female students may wear hats. Students may be asked to remove their hats or caps in the classroom by a school official.