Dress Code

The RMS Board of Directors expect that all participants of this RMS sponsored trip will work together to honor the dress code. Ultimately, the responsibility of upholding this policy is left to the discretion of your Leaders and the RMS Board Representative on this trip. Because modest dress is often subjective to individual convictions and freedoms we have in Christ, please keep in mind the Biblical principles stated in 1 Corinthians 8:9 and Philippians 2:4 which encourage God’s people to avoid being a stumbling block by considering what is best for others. Therefore, please adhere to the following specifics of the dress code:

  1.  SHIRTS: Shirts must be loose fitting, with sleeves (no tank tops), covers personal areas (midriff, cleavage, undergarments). Shirts must not contain writing or images that are unsuitable for a Christian.
  2. PANTS, SHORTS and SKIRTS: Pants, Shorts and Skirts must be mid-thigh in length or longer and loose fitting (no spandex or yoga pants). Please do not wear anything with writing on the seat.
  3. SWIMWEAR: Modest swimwear is mandatory. For women, a one-piece or tankini is permitted provided that all personal areas are well covered (midriff, cleavage). For men, no brief-style speedos. Please wear the type of bathing suit that allows you the most modesty.
  4. SHOES: Enclosed footwear (work boots, tennis shoes) is required on all job sites. Other footwear (flip-flops, sandals) may be worn at other times during the event.


WORKSITE CONDITIONS: Remember that worksites can result in making one’s clothing dirty, so bring clothing you don’t mind getting ruined with the possibility of having to discard them after the end of your trip.

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS: additional dress code requirements may be required based on the particular culture of your trip location. Any specific additions or changes to this dress code will be addressed through correspondence prior to the trip. 

VIOLATIONS: Dress code violations will be handled at the discretion of the RMS Board Representative.