24.1 GENERAL PURPOSE
The University maintains placement services for students in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Business Administration, the College of Engineering, the College of Education, and in specific colleges and departments, as provided by faculty members, to assist students in pursuing employment opportunities. The University finds that students are best serviced when provided the widest range of career options and that individuals should be allowed to decide for themselves which career path to follow. To assist them in making career choices, students are provided open access to the University's career placement services.
24.2 INTERVIEWING FACILITIES
Along with its placement services, the University makes interviewing facilities available to employers who wish to offer career opportunities to University students. To assist students in making informed choices, current information about specific employers' entry requirements, advancement opportunities, compensation, working environments and other relevant information is made available to students in the various collegiate placement facilities.
24.3 RECRUITING AND PLACEMENT PRINCIPLES
Interviewers are expected to adhere to equal opportunity employment practices and the University's Human Rights policy subject to federal law in arranging and conducting interviews on campus, and the University endorses affirmative action practices by employers who visit the campus (see II-1-9 Human Rights, Affirmative Action, and Equal Employment Opportunity). All of the University placement services adhere to, and expect visiting employers to adhere to, the National College Placement Council's principles of professional conduct for recruiting and placement. These principles include:
a. The candidate's freedom of choice in the selection of a career or a position should be protected from undue influence by faculty, placement staff, and recruiters.
b. Organizations are responsible for the ethical and legal conduct of their representatives throughout the recruiting process and must assume responsibility for all representations made by authorized representatives.
c. Recruiters should make a full and accurate presentation of all relevant information during the recruiting process and should advise the career planning and placement office of all recruiting-related activities not conducted through that office.
d. Recruiters should honor the policies and procedures of individual institutions and should refrain from any practice that adversely affects the interviewing and decision-making processes.
e. Recruiters should be qualified interviewers and informed representatives of their organization and should respect the legal obligations of career planning and placement offices and request only those services and information that legally can be provided.
f. An employment offer that is accepted is a contractual agreement that is expected to be honored.