Western Carolina University is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the professional association for college recruiters and career services professionals. As members, we abide by the NACE Principles for Professional Practice, a document that serves as the ethical framework and foundation for practices within the career services and recruiting fields. If you would like to read the Principles for Professional Practice document in its entirety, you can find it on NACE's website.
Western Carolina University is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status (as defined under the Immigration Reform and Control Act), disability, or veteran's status. Western Carolina University is also committed to provide all of its programs and activities to its students and alumni on a nondiscriminatory basis.
Equal employment opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship including hiring, recruiting, interviewing, selection, transfer, promotion, training, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.
Western Carolina University expects that any employer or third-party organization representing an employer that uses its facilities, including but not limited to the career services office, for the purpose of recruiting full-time, part-time, and temporary employees or interns and cooperative education students, complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws in its recruiting and hiring. Western Carolina University also expects that employers, third-party organizations, and their representatives strive to eliminate all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment in their recruiting, hiring, and selection process.
As a NACE member Western Carolina University follows their Principles' document which states "Serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process on or off campus. This includes receptions, dinners, company tours, etc."
Given the concerns of colleges and universities about the abuse and misuse of alcohol by students, serving alcohol during the recruitment process sends the wrong message. Further, many college students are younger than the state's legal drinking age, and many college campuses have a zero-alcohol-tolerance policy in effect. Therefore, serving alcohol could be in violation of a state's law and a school's policy.
In order to post a link to our website on our online resources page your website must meet the following criteria:
We reserve the right to refuse addition to (or to facilitate removal of) your link from our Career Links page for factors such as the following:
To have your link referenced in our website please provide the following to Ms. Trina Royar:
The mission of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Western Carolina University is to link students who seek pre- and post-graduate career opportunities with employers who wish to hire them. WCU does not provide resumes, access to student candidate information, or access to our online job listing service to third parties; nor are third parties permitted to attend career fairs or schedule interviews on campus.
Third parties (see definitions below) which do not charge a fee to the candidate may fax, mail, or e-mail job opening information if accompanied by information describing the organization and its fee structure. This information will be placed on our website which is available to students who may be interested in pursuing such opportunities. In some instances, at the discretion of WCU staff, detailed job descriptions which have been e-mailed may be forwarded to appropriate candidates who may wish to pursue the opportunity.
Exceptions to the above policy may be made in the following cases:
The WCU Director will gladly review additional written requests for exceptions.
The National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), the national professional association for college career services offices and employers, defines third party recruiters as follows: "Third-party recruiters are agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not for profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment."
The above definition includes, but is not limited to, the following entities regardless of the fee structure used by the entity to charge for services.
Temporary agencies/contract firms that contract with employers to provide individuals qualified to perform specific tasks or complete specific projects for a client organization may be considered as employers, not third-party recruiters. Individuals hired would perform work at the client organization, but are employed by and paid by the agency. Temporary agencies will be expected to abide by the professional practice principles set forth by NACE for employer professionals at naceweb.org. Temporary agencies may forward information about openings (as described above in paragraph 2) as long as the temporary nature of the position is clearly stated in the job description provided.