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Back to school: EHL Group dusts off its historical dress code

September 6, 2021
EHL Guide for Professional Appearance

Lausanne, September 6 2021 – Committed to embrace diversity and foster inclusion among its community, EHL Group dusts off its historical dress code and introduces a new “Guide for Professional Appearance” that complies with industry requirements, while enabling students and staff members to express their personalities and individual identities.

Learning real-world applications on campus

The famous “EHL dress code” has been a fundamental element of the institution since its creation in 1893. Of course, the dress code has always evolved over time in order to remain as close as possible to the expectations of society and the industry. With the new Guide for Professional Appearance, one essential element has remained: the establishment of an educational tool, a framework, that aims to support the development of soft skills and knowhow by applying the standards of a professional environment on campus.

Learning is also a social and experiential process at EHL, where education goals are defined in- and outside of the classroom. In opposition to strict uniforms, the Guide for Professional Appearance is an extracurricular learning activity that enables a tangible demonstration and practice of life skills.

Being the best version of yourself implies staying true to yourself

Among the main new features, the Guide for Professional Appearance is now inclusive of cultural and religious diversities which means that the wearing of religious symbols (such as Christian medals, headscarves, kippahs, turbans, etc.) is now accepted on EHL’s campuses in Switzerland and in Singapore. Another notable new feature, the Guide for Professional Appearance is now gender neutral which concretely means that EHL will no longer make any distinction based on a binary view, between a dress code “for

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