NACE Principles for Employment Professionals
The University of Colorado Denver Career
Center expects that all employers will abide by the recruiting policies as set
forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). We strongly encourage you to familiarize
yourself with these policies by visiting their website at: http://www.naceweb.org/principles/#employment.
Qualification Criteria for Employers
The following policy is established to determine
the eligibility of a company, organization, or individual to utilize any employer
services at the CU Denver Career Center, in accordance with the NACE Principles
for Professional Practice:
• Must have current or anticipated job
openings for college graduates or alumni.
• Must not impose fees upon the
student/alumnus in order to become an employee of the organization. This DOES NOT including professional
licensure fees that may need to be covered by the employee (e.g., insurance
licensing fees to sell insurance, etc.).
• Must comply with all federal, state,
and local Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action laws and
regulations regarding age, race/ethnicity, disabilities, religion, gender, etc.
Third Party Agencies
• Definition: Third party agencies include organizations that recruit
candidates for full-time, part-time, or temporary employment for another
company/client and typically charge a fee to a job applicant or the company/client
(e.g., employment/staffing agencies, search firms, contract recruiters, etc.).
• Third party agencies may participate in career fairs and
post jobs on Handshake only when they meet the following
• Home-Based Businesses are not eligible to participate in CU Denver’s employer services.
• Teaching English Abroad Agencies are currently not eligible to participate in CU Denver’s employer services.
• Marijuana/Cannabis Industries: The University of Colorado Denver Career Center will not accept positions related to the use or distribution of recreational or medical marijuana. As the use of marijuana is illegal at the federal level and CU Denver receives federal funds, we must comply with federal law. In addition, the use of marijuana violates the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act and continues to be banned on campus.
• Multi-Level or Network Marketing Organizations and Franchise/Business Opportunities are not eligible to participate in any employer services. Such organizations are those that engage in one or more of the following practices:
• Sponsors an individual in setting up his/her own business for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own business (Direct Sales Organizations).
• Requires an initial investment from individuals with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation. The initial investment may be, but is not limited to, direct payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend an orientation or training session, and/or purchase of a starter kit.
• Compensates in the form of straight commission, fees from others under their sponsorship in the organization, and/or a percentage of sales generated by others.
Criteria For Professional & Student Hourly Postings
are employment opportunities which require a Bachelor’s degree or higher, are
salaried, and utilize the knowledge and skills acquired through CU Denver
coursework and programs. These positions can be classified as either full-time
Student Hourly positions are employment
opportunities that do NOT require a degree and are flexible to a student’s
class schedule. These must be paid positions that are classified as full- or
Students and alumni of CU Denver utilize the
Career Center’s online recruitment system, Handshake,
for professional employment or student hourly opportunities. The following
policies are established to determine eligibility of a company, organization,
or individual to use the Handshake system:
• The position may NOT be located in a
private residence or a home-based office (ex. Nanny, Personal Assistant,
• We do not post direct healthcare
positions (e.g., physician, nurse, physician assistant, etc.) as our office
does not currently serve the Anschutz Medical Campus student population.
• The employment organization must have
a payroll and human resources liaison to which the student employee may seek
recourse in the event of a workplace conflict or dispute.
• The position cannot be commission-only.
• The pay rate cannot be below the
Colorado state minimum wage (calculated over any time scale such as hourly,
weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, or annually).
On-Campus Interviews (OCI)
To be qualified to conduct
on-campus interviews, your organization must meet the requirements listed in
the Qualification Criteria for
Employers section above. Third-Party Recruiters are not
eligible to participate. Job postings must be submitted at least one
month before the interview date.
/ Rescheduling: OCI & Information
If you need to cancel or reschedule your
on-campus interview or information table, please notify the Employer Relations
& Outreach Coordinator as soon as possible. If you need to reschedule your
on-campus interviews, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
with less than 24 hours’ notice and/or no shows will be charged the full fee
Policy on Alcohol
CU Denver is committed to creating and
maintaining an environment that is free of alcohol abuse. As a member of NACE,
we abide by The NACE Principles for
Employment Professionals (see above) which includes a standard policy (#5)
of NOT permitting alcohol at recruiting events on or off-campus.
FERPA (Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act) Regulations
FERPA is a federal legislative act that protects
the privacy of parents and students by outlining the maintenance of, access to,
and disclosure of a student’s educational records. For more information on FERPA, please
University of Colorado Denver Career Center reserves the right to evaluate all
employers and deny recruiting privileges (i.e., job posting, information
tables, on-campus interviewing, career fairs, etc.) to any employer or
organization at any time. The final
approval for employers to utilize University facilities and services rests with the Director of the Career Center.