Academy Boys’ Dress Code

Athletic Dress
Appropriate for sports participation (including PE class) and Fitness Center Gym.


  • Athletic pants or knee-length, loose-fitting shorts. Shorts may be worn when attending outdoor athletic events only.
  • T-shirts with sleeves
  • Official team uniforms
  • Athletic dress may not be worn in Old Main, the Dining Hall Complex, or the Library during the class day
  • Pants and jeans may not have holes or rips


Casual Dress
Appropriate for on or off-campus activities and athletic games.


  • Jeans and athletic pants
    • No shorts or pajama pants
  • T-shirts with sleeves
  • Athletic shoes, boots, etc…
  • Necklaces are not permitted for class or casual dress


Class Dress
Required for a school day.


  • Clothing should be professional in nature rather than casual or childish.
  • Dress pants, Dockers style pants or non-blue colored jeans are acceptable. Pants with elastic ankles are not permitted.
  • Collared shirt designed to be tucked in and kept tucked in
  • Belt
  • Casual or athletic shoes with socks. Shoes should cover the entire foot and have a closed heel. Slippers, moccasins, slides, Crocs, or other “comfort fashion” shoes, etc.. are not permitted.
  • Outerwear such as hoodies or sweatshirts may be MBA promotional items or other fashions that have branding/images/logos smaller than a hand. A collared shirt is to be worn underneath any piece of outerwear.
  • Necklaces are not permitted for class or casual dress
  • Coats and jackets are not worn in classrooms
  • Sweatshirts and sweaters may be worn but must be zipped, buttoned, etc…


Semiformal and Formal Dress
For banquets, plays, concerts, recitals, and other times when announced. Applies to both MBA and MBU events held on the MBU campus or at other venues.


  • Concert attire
  • Suits or sports coats
  • Dress shirt
  • Tie or bow tie
  • Belt, dress shoes, dress socks


General Guidelines

  • Hair must be a non-dyed, natural color and cut in a traditional, conservative style, tapered, and must be above the collar, off the ears, above the eyebrows, and may not exceed more than 2″ from the scalp. Bleached or dyed hair, etching, shave cuts, and other faddish styles are not permitted.
  • Men are to be clean-shaven
  • Clothing should not be ripped, patched, torn, or inappropriately faded
  • Tattoos, body piercing, body branding, and skin writing are not permitted
  • Necklaces are not permitted. A maximum of one bracelet or wristband may be worn.
  • ID and medical alert bracelets may be worn

Note: Due to the blatant endorsement of nudity, promiscuity, and an immoral lifestyle by Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister Co. – as evidenced by their catalog and general advertising – MBA deems it necessary and appropriate to not permit any clothing that bears the name, trademarks, or other visible evidence of association with Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co.