Dress Codes, Black Respectability & What’s Keeping HBCUs From Moving Ahead


Black colleges and universities, particularly the institutions located in the South, have long been notoriously known for their cultural conservativeness.

As private institutions, which many HBCUs, continue to be, they are well within their rights to govern student body behavior as they so please. But universities do themselves no favors with these archaic and often counterproductive rules at a time when many HBCUs find themselves at the peril financially and questioning if their hallow grounds will be around into the future. More…

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