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Employer Policies

The MSU Denver Office of Career Services is committed to working in the best interest of our students. Our policies are in accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct. 

Eligible Employers

  • Must have current or anticipated job openings for college students or alumni.
  • Must have an "employer-employee" relationship in which there are no fees associated with becoming an employee of the organization, other than professional licensure fees for career employees that may be necessary to be paid by employee.
  • Must comply with all federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations.
  • 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.
  • Must offer compensation (ex: housing and living stipend) for professional training experience. 

Third Party Recruiters

Third party recruiters are agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for employment opportunities other than their own needs. On-campus recruiting services that third party recruiters are eligible for include career fairs and MSU Denver JobLink.

In addition, third party recruiters are expected to adhere to several specific practices to ensure open and accurate communication with MSU Denver students:

  • Provides disclosure of position(s) posted on MSU Denver JobLink and employer he/she represents for recruiting activities
  • Acknowledges that the Career Services may verify with employer the third party recruiter relationship
  • Provides information concerning MSU Denver candidates employed through the agency (candidate, employer, and salary)
  • Promises to not use resumes attained from job postings for referral to any other job or employer
  • Acknowledges that third party recruiters are ineligible for other on-campus recruiting services 

Ineligible Employers

We reserve the right to deem any organization ineligible whose policies or goals are determined to be in conflict with the mission of MSU Denver. The final approval for employers to utilize campus facilities and services rests with the Director of the Office Career Services.

In addition to home-based businesses, ineligible employers include network marketing organizations and franchise/business opportunities that engage in the following practices:

  • Sponsorship of 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 (ex: direct sales organizations).
  • Requirement of an initial investment from individuals, with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation. The initial investment may be direct payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend an orientation or training session, and/or purchase of a starter kit.
  • Compensation is often or exclusively in the form of straight commission, fees from others under their sponsorship in the organization, and/or a percentage of sales generated by others.
  • In accordance with Federal laws, we do not permit cannabis industry-related employers to recruit through our office.

All payment is required prior to the event. Cancellations must be requested before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a refund. Employers who fail to provide all requested information to confirm their recruiting activity limit our ability to promote the opportunity to students and will be subject to cancellation.  If your event is cancelled, we will try to find another time to coordinate your visit within the same semester, but we do not guarantee that a new date will be available. No refunds are given to employers who no-show. Employers who fail to pay for an event are ineligible for future on-campus recruiting services.

In compliance with Auraria Campus policies and procedures, employers must abide by the following during their time on campus:

  • You can provide information about your company and its open positions to the campus community. Such companies are NOT authorized to sell products or services, but may disseminate information regarding them.
  • All items must be removed, including trash and debris, from the info table area daily. Items must not be left overnight, including signage, etc.
  • Shouting or other noisy attraction methods designed to gather attention to the info space are not permitted. For indoor info spaces, activities must take place from behind the assigned table so as not to interfere with ingress/egress through the buildings. For outdoor info spaces (at the center-campus area of Central Classroom/ exterior Plaza) activities must take place within the area of the assigned table. Activities must not impede pedestrian traffic.
  • Due to fire regulations and Governor’s Order on smoking, burning of materials of any kind is not allowed. This includes cigarettes, incense burning, etc.
  • The use of info tables for the sale or distribution of food or other products is not allowed.
  • Credit card/calling card vendors are not allowed to be solicited at information tables.
  • A copy of all distributed materials must be provided to the Office of Career Services no later than the start of the info session/table/interview.
  • No personal information may be collected from anyone on campus other than common contact information (name, email address, phone number).

Employers are expected to maintain the confidentiality of all student and alumni information. Sharing information about a candidate with another organization is not acceptable unless the employer receives prior written consent from the candidate.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) REGULATIONS      

For complete information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act please visit this page.

Employers are expected to avoid discrimination in their recruitment process and follow equal employment opportunity and affirmative action principles established under NACE.

NACE Position Statement: Diversity and Anti-Discrimination

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) connects more than 7,300 college career services professionals at nearly 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide and nearly 3,000 university relations and recruiting professionals representing more than 900 corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that serve this community. NACE is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated, and forecasts hiring and trends in the job market; tracks starting salaries, recruiting and hiring practices, and student attitudes and outcomes; and identifies best practices and benchmarks.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has a long-standing tradition of promoting diversity and inclusiveness as part of its core mission—facilitating the employment of the college educated. It is our steadfast belief that organizations of all types, whether institutions of higher learning or employers operating in the private or public sectors, benefit by reaching out to welcome individuals of different genders, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and/or sexual orientations/identifications into their communities. The organizations benefit by opening themselves up to a broader range of ideas and a deeper understanding of their clients/customers resulting in more effective problem management and enhanced productivity. In turn, the economy as a whole will produce greater levels of growth.

The benefits of promoting diversity and inclusiveness in individual organizations can only be achieved if the environments in which these organizations exist are also welcoming, accessible, inclusive, equitable, free from harassment, and protective of the rights of individuals. Government through their legislative powers are vehicles by which a community expresses its openness to diversity and establishes its protections for individuals from any and all backgrounds and beliefs.

Recent legislative actions in several states reminds us that a vital population in our nation is expressly being denied the full rights, benefits, and protections that other members of our society enjoy.

NACE holds firmly that governments at all levels (federal, state, and local) should enact legislation that is supportive of individual rights and protects individuals whatever their gender, ethnicity, religious belief, or sexual orientation/identification. By contrast, NACE stands in opposition to legislation that stigmatizes one group of citizens by denying them the same protections as are afforded to the rest of the population.

updated April 2016

The Metropolitan State University of Denver reserves the right to refuse service to employers for reasons including, but not limited to:

  • Misrepresentation of employer information
  • Complaints by students and alumni
  • Candidates will not be placed under unnecessary pressure to make a decision.
  • Positions not likely to be of interest to MSU Denver students and alumni
  • Harassment of MSU Denver students, alumni, staff or faculty
  • Disclosure of confidential information without consent of the candidate
  • Failure to comply with MSU Denver’s Employer Policies
  • Failure to pay for previous on-campus recruiting event


Career services and employment professionals are involved in an important process: helping students choose and attain personally rewarding careers, and helping employers develop effective college relations programs which contribute to optimum candidate selections for their organizations. The impact of this process upon individuals and organizations requires commitment by practitioners to principles for professional conduct. 

Metropolitan State University of Denver is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is free of alcohol abuse. As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the Office of Career Services abides by the Principles for Professional Conduct, a document that serves as the framework and foundation for ethical practices within the career planning and employment recruiting processes. The Principles document explains why serving alcohol to job candidates is inappropriate and inadvisable. Here is a link to the University's policy on alcohol: Alcohol Policy on Auraria Campus

For more information, contact the Office of Career Services at (303) 615-1133.

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