Par Excellence
Student-Run Hospitality Staffing


Perfect Threads for Every Occasion


History of the Tails

1982 - 2017






Par Excellence’s formal uniform was a tuxedo with full tails from 1982-2017. The idea came from the elite male singing group at Yale University, the Whiffenpoofs, and the penguin-like appearance inspired our mascot.

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Par Excellence Today!


In 2017, we concluded a huge renovation in the organization. Our Penguins made the decision to place a higher emphasis on recruitment and improving our recognition within the university. In addition, our website received a major overhaul. To signify these changes, we decided to change our uniforms to reflect a stronger, more streamlined organization. We hope that our clients and members notice and appreciate these changes!


Par Excellence Uniforms

Full Uniform

Par Excellence's Full Uniform

A pressed white shirt and black vest tied together with our signature red bowtie and black slacks. We recommend this uniform for events requiring bartending and events that require guests to easily find our members with questions or requests.

Business Casual

Par Excellence's All Black Uniform

A smart black shirt with black slacks, can be worn with or without our signature red bowtie. We recommend this uniform for events requiring passing hors d'oeuvre, bussing, or events where our members are helping behind the scenes.


Par Excellence's Red Polo

A red polo shirt with black slacks, perfect for summer outdoor events and other casual events. We recommend this uniform for events with less formal dress codes or when our members can assist you by moving around an intimate setting.