Student Affairs Office Code Word of the Week – Necktie

Code Word of the Week 

It’s been more than a year since our students experienced a “typical” Trinity school day, and we are excited to re-implement the daily routines, procedures, and expectations explained in our Code of Conduct. Trinity’s Code of Conduct allows our community to function smoothly, teaches personal responsibly, and enables us to have many of the fun activities we enjoy. Each week throughout the summer we will highlight a “Code Word of the Week” that will promote your student achieving academic success and developing into a man of faith and character. This week’s Code Word of the Week is “necktie.”    

WEEK 4: NECKTIE (noun)

a narrow length of material worn about the neck and tied in front.” (Merriam-Webster)

One of the most noticeable Covid casualties at Trinity was the much beloved (or much maligned, depending on your perspective) necktie! As soon as facemasks are no longer required, hopefully in August, ties will return! Here’s what our code states regarding neckties:

Ties – Dress four-in-hand or bow styles; width and style in keeping with currently accepted fashion; tied and kept up to the collar. Unacceptable: fad, punk or Western styles.  

What’s a “four-in-hand” tie? It’s the traditional name for the style of tie that’s most familiar to business and dress settings. Students have wide latitude in their choice of ties, but keep in mind Trinity’s ban on clothing that promotes anything counter to our code of conduct (e.g. drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, political positions, or political candidates).

SUGGESTION: Keep an extra tie or two in the car used to get your student to school. In the morning rush ties are the most common victim of teenage forgetfulness! Help your student avoid a dress code jug by having some extras on hand when you get to campus!

If you have any questions about dress code, please contact the appropriate director of students.

Juniors and seniors: Randy Perkins,, 502-736-2157.

Freshmen and sophomores: Trevor Timmerberg,, 502-736-8274.

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