Creative loopholes have been found in the Bullis uniform by students to expand the guidelines and flexibility of the uniform.
A prime example of a common loophole in the Bullis uniform is the wearing of college quarter zips; which are generally navy, white, or gray with a small logo. An Upper School Administrator explained that college quarter zips are technically not allowed and “Quarter zips must be plain navy blue or gray or have the Bullis logo.”
When college quarter zips are worn, there are generally no repercussions which deem them to be a loophole in the uniform. These quarter zips maintain the correct color; however, the only infraction is the college logo.
Another example of an aspect of the Bullis uniform that some students may consider being a loophole is the ability to wear shoes outside of the uniform regulations after obtaining a shoe waiver.
In response to being asked about shoe waivers being considered a loophole an Upper School Administrator stated that “Perhaps some might view that as a loophole, but if we have proof from a doctor saying there is a need for a particular student to wear sneakers then we will allow it.”
Despite students thinking that they have found ways around the Bullis uniform, there are actually no loopholes. Wearing college quarter zips is a violation of the uniform and it is not a way to expand the versatility of the uniform.