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Recruitment Policies and Practices

We are excited that you wish to recruit at Whitman College! Below are the policies we ask all organizations and recruiters to abide by during their engagement with our students.

Commitment to Professional Ethical Engagement

As part of recruitment at Whitman College, we ask organizations and individuals to follow the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Ethical Professional Practice.   

Commitment to Compensation Transparency

The CCEC asks our partners to be transparent with students about wages, salary, benefits, and other compensation for all available opportunities. Please keep in mind that as an institution in Washington state, we abide by state law. In January 2023, the Equal Pay & Opportunities Act came into effect in Washington state, which requires organizations with 15 or more employees to meet certain job posting requirements such as listing the wage information. To learn more about this law, please visit the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries website. Are you hiring for unpaid internships? If so, please read the Department of Labor fact sheet on Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Commitment to Non-Discrimination and Anti-Racism

Whitman College centers diversity and inclusion as one of our core values and we ask that our partners do the same. Recruitment opportunities (both virtual and in-person) are open to employers who do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, or any other protected identity under state and federal laws. To learn more about federal law protections, please check the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines. Whitman College reserves the right to deny or end partnerships with organizations that do not endorse or agree with our stance on non-discrimination.

Commitment to No Fees

The CCEC prohibits organizations or individuals from recruitment on our campus who offer employment or internship opportunities that require applicants to pay for application, participation, or start-up fees including, but not limited to work materials, orientation or training as a prerequisite for employment. 

Third Party Recruiters

The CCEC defines third party recruiters as individuals or organizations that recruit employees for part-time, full-time, seasonal or temporary positions for entities other than themselves. Third party recruiters are expected to follow all recruitment policies and practices and are permitted provided the following:

  • They do not charge a fee to applicants. 
  • They and the hiring company adhere to EEO guidelines.
  • They provide the name of the organization you are recruiting on behalf of to the student. If this information is confidential, it must be shared with the CCEC staff for verification purposes.

Babysitting, Pet Sitting, Yard Care or other In-Home Employment

The CCEC does not advertise local babysitting, pet sitting, yard work services, or other in-home employment opportunities through Handshake. However, we are happy to forward these opportunities onto the campus at large. To share these opportunities please email ccec_info@whitman.edu.

Multi-Level Marketing and Campus Solicitation

The CCEC prohibits the operation of organizations who utilize individual “distributors”, “contractors”, “participants”, or other termed workers to independently sell goods or services or recruit additional workers to the organization. The CCEC also does not allow for the solicitation of sales and services on behalf of organizations or individuals through independent contractors, representatives, or other workers (ex. campus ambassadors). 

Commission-Based Work

Employment or internship opportunities advertised through the CCEC and our resources must have a base salary or wage. Opportunities may not be solely commission based. 

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