Recruiting policies and guidelines

In our effort to maintain the integrity of recruiting at VCU, our three career centers — VCU Career Services, School of Business Career Services and School of Engineering Career Services — have developed standards for all recruitment and postings in Handshake at VCU, our online recruitment database.

Download VCU's recruiting guidelines

All recruiting activities must adhere to the following standards:

Identity disclosure and illegal questions

Deciding when and how to disclose elements of one’s identity to others, especially in professional or academic settings, is a personal, nuanced, and potentially difficult choice. As a reminder, it is illegal in the United States for employers to ask candidates certain questions related to their identity. For additional guidance, along with potential questions students/alumni may ask during the interview process to evaluate your organization's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please see our Identity + Career page.