Ohio UniversityStudent Policy and Procedure

28.020:  Employer Recruiting of Ohio University Students


Approved on April 30, 2003Signatures and dates
on archival copy


when approved 

Initiated by:

Thomas F. Korvas
Director of Career Services

Reviewed by:

Herman ("Butch") Hill, Chair
Policy and Procedure Review Committee

Endorsed by:

Michael Sostarich
Vice President for Student Affairs

Approved by:

Stephen Kopp

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To provide guidance to the University community, including students, departments, schools, and colleges, and to prospective employers, as to how recruiting of Ohio University students should be handled.


I.  Responsibility for On-Campus Recruiting Activities

All recruiting activities should be arranged through the Office of Career Services. Recruitment activity should take place in the Office of Career Services. Additionally, the office should continue to be consulted, where appropriate, with respect to such recruitment-related activities as cooperative education programs, summer internships, graduate school applications, and summer overseas and study ventures.

For clarity's sake, recruitment activity shall be understood to mean any formal inquiry, request, or visit by an outside agency, business, or institution, the primary purpose of which is to interest students in employment, service, or educational opportunity with that agency, business, or institution. In all such cases, the Director of Career Services should be regarded as the university's authorized responsible official, unless overruled by the senior administrator to whom the director reports.

This policy should not be seen to conflict with the frequent personal and confidential inquiries made to faculty members and deans for professional position openings.

Information pertaining to on-campus recruiting and other services is available on the Career Services website, at http://www.ohiou.edu/careers/.

II.  Activities Other Than Recruiting

Very often, employers provide lecturers, films, speakers, specialized assistance, and other forms of support to the educational prograns of Ohio University. Where these activities are not directly related to the recruiting effort, it is understood that the Director of Career Service's approval of arrangements need not be sought, although the cooperation of faculty, students, and employers in keeping Career Services officials informed of such developments is strongly encouraged as being in the best interest of Ohio University. Further, the Director should make available to the faculty and students the names of employers who are prepared to contribute to the university in these ways.


I.  Open Discussions with Recruiters

When a student, faculty member, or organization affilated with Ohio University wishes an open discussion of the activities or policies of visiting employers, such requests shall be made known to the Director of Career Services in advance of the employer's regularly scheduled visit to Ohio University.

II.  Demonstrations or Protests

Ohio University is proud of its tradition of free and open discussion of public issues. Demonstrations or protests against the presence of recruiting organizations shall be subject to the provisions of the Code of Student Conduct. Should the Director of Career Services feel at any time that the activity of protestors violates university policy, the Director will notify appropriate authorities, including, but not limited to, the senior officer in charge of the area, and the Ohio University Police Department. Students involved in such a disruption may be subject to appropriate university disciplinary action or civil or criminal action. Non-students may be subject to civil or criminal action.


Proposed revisions of this policy should be reviewed by:

  1. Policy and Procedure Review Committee

  2. Director of Legal Affairs


There are no forms that are specific to this policy.

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Dick Piccard revised this file (https://www.ohio.edu/policy/28-020.html) on March 23, 2016.

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