Conference Dress Code

PENN HOSA SLC DRESS CODE

IMPROPER ATTIRE RESULTS IN NON-PARTICIPATION ATSLC SESSIONS & PLANNED ACTIVITIES
If it’s too low, too tight or too short, rethink your attire!

GENERAL SESSIONS, DELEGATE BUSINESS SESSIONS and COMPETITIVE EVENTS

HOSA uniform OR Black suit OR Navy blue suit is required of all HOSA secondary, postsec­ondary and colle­giate members at all general sessions and all delegate business sessions and all compet­itive events except skill events when competitors will wear attire appro­priate to the occupa­tional area during the skill procedure(s). 

MEAL FUNCTIONS

HOSA uniform OR Black suit OR Navy blue suit OR Competitive event attire appro­priate to the occupa­tional area during the skill procedure(s), worn on compet­itive event day only, constitute approved attire. 

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

Appropriate casual attire

HOSA ADVISORS

All Advisors are required to adhere to the dress code listed for general sessions, with the addition of appro­priate business attire. PENN HOSA encourages advisors to “lead by example” at all activ­ities.

EXPLANATION OF EACH DRESS CODE

HOSA UNIFORM

 Blazer and Slacks for Members — Males and Females 

  • A tailored navy blue blazer with HOSA emblem affixed over the heart 
    • Permissible at PENN HOSA SLC — purchase blazer at local retail store and over heart area stitch the HOSA emblem purchased from Marketplace (Awards Unlimited Supply Service), the official supplier for the emblem
    • Official HOSA blazerpurchase blazer from Marketplace (Awards Unlimited Supply Service), the official supplier for this blazer
    • Official HOSA slacks/skirtpurchase slacks/knee-length skirt from Marketplace (Awards Unlimited Supply Service), the official supplier for the slacks/skirt
    • The official HOSA member or advisor pin is centered on the left lapel of the blazer
  • Slacks/skirt to match the navy blue blazer
    • Permissible at PENN HOSA SLC — purchase slacks/skirt at local retail store 
      • Female members may choose to wear knee-length matching skirt 

Shirt/blouse for female members

  • A white tailored or short-sleeve white jewel neck shell

Shirt for male members

  • A white closed-neck, man-tailored dress shirt, suitable for use with a tie

Accent

  • Female members — Maroon HOSA scarf or tie is optional but not required
  • Male members —  Navy or maroon long tie required

Footwear — think comfort versus “fashion statement” when choosing footwear

  • Closed-toe navy blue or black shoes (hose optional) 
    • Female — sling-back shoes are acceptable
  • Sneakers are not acceptable

BLACK OR NAVY BLUE SUIT

Shirt/blouse for female members

  • A white shirt/blouse (the white shirt/blouse may be the member’s choice)
  • Remember to be profes­sional in the selection

Shirt for male members

  • A white closed-neck, man-tailored dress shirt, suitable for use with a tie 
    • White shirt (the white shirt may be the member’s choice)
    • MUST wear a tie (the tie may be the member’s choice)

Slacks to match the black or navy blue suit

  • Slacks or skirt must be the same color as the suit jacket
  • Female members may choose to wear knee-length skirt

Footwear- think comfort versus “fashion statement” when choosing footwear

  • Closed-toe black or navy blue shoes (hose are optional) 
    • Female — sling-back shoes are acceptable
  • Sneakers are not acceptable

CASUAL DRESS CODE FOR SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Everything EXCEPT tank tops, halter tops, cut- offs, and extremely short skirts or shorts
  • Shirt straps MUST be two (2) inches wide
  • Length of skirts and shorts MUST be a minimum to the finger tip

 

 

NOTE: This Dress Code is applicable to the PENN HOSA SLC. When attending the HOSA National Leadership Conference (NLC) the member MUST adhere to the Dress Code estab­lished by National HOSA.

 

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