School dances are a long standing tradition at Loyola High School. Sponsored by the Student Council, they serve to promote a healthy interaction outside of the classroom with one’s peers. They can also help teach young men and women the role that respect and dignity can play in the integral development of each person.
The dress code and comportment guidelines are meant to encourage a culture that compliments the mission and philosophy of Loyola High School. Loyola students and their guests are expected to act in a manner that is consistent with the Student Handbook and the characteristics of the Graduate at Graduation. In short, showing love through respect for others and oneself.
Loyola students are responsible for communicating to their guests the following expectations for conduct and attire:
- Students are expected to be clean and neat in personal appearance, observing standards of modesty and good taste (no exposed undergarments, miniskirts/ short-shorts, midriff, or tops with a low-cut neckline). Shirt designs or prints that are inappropriate for a Jesuit event (alcohol/tobacco brands, morally offensive material…) are also prohibited.
- All dance styles must comply with standards of respect, modesty and safety. Inappropriate dancing includes, but not limited to, the following: grinding, twerking, “freaking”, moshing or other sexually explicit or physically dangerous dancing.
- There is no admittance without a student ID.
- Guests must be signed in and their hosts are responsible for their behavior.
- All school rules apply during school sponsored events. Consequences for drugs, alcohol, theft and bullying are in full effect.
- Any person violating any of these rules may be asked to leave the dance and their parents phoned. Students who are in violation of school policy will be subject to school disciplinary procedures which can include detentions, suspensions and even expulsion.
With your understanding and cooperation, Loyola will continue to host dances for many more years.