The next Student Code of Conduct: the Student Code of Dress

UK’s Evening Standard reports that some British universities are requiring students to sign contracts regulating dress.

The headline and story state that students will not be able to wear "their scruffy jumpers and torn jeans."

There is something creepy about a dress code to regulate those items. You would think universities have something better to do with their time than worry about a lack of student fashion sense.

During my first year, I did not go to the barber shop for months and grew a beard. I rarely worn anything with the slightest bit of fashion sense. (A tradition I continue to this day.)

In short, I removed myself from the demands of the "real world" and focused on being a critical thinker.

Isn’t the true purpose of a university to produce free-willed free thinkers, not conformist agents?