Guiding Principles & Policies

The Career Center abides by the Ethical Principles espoused by Emory University. In addition, The Career Center strives to ensure that these ethics are supported by adherence to the following ethical statements and Emory University policies.

The Career Center staff:

  • Ensures new staff are oriented to the University, Division of Campus Life, and Office policies relevant to ethical standards and statements of ethical practice.
  • Respects privacy and maintains confidentiality in all communications and records which are protected by the Emory University's policy on Statement of Confidentiality as well as disclosure of any student information covered by the policy on Confidentiality and Release of Student Information
  • Adheres to Emory University's policy on Conflict of Interest as well as the Code of Business Ethics and Conduct to ensure that personal and economic conflicts of interest are avoided by staff members in the performance of their work.
  • Strives to be fair, objective, impartial, and inclusive in their interactions with others.
  • Maintains good stewardship of funds in accordance with the Institutional Fiscal Responsibility Framework of the University.
  • Conducts appropriate behavior regarding research and assessment with human participants, confidentiality of research and assessment data, as well as students' rights and responsibilities in accordance to University policy governing Guidelines for Responsible Conduct of Scholarship and Research.
  • Confronts and holds accountable other staff members who exhibit unethical behavior.
  • As appropriate, inform users of programs and services of ethical obligations and limitations emanating from codes and laws or from licensure requirements.
  • Recognizes and avoids conflicts of interest that could adversely influence their judgment or objectivity and, when unavoidable, recuse themselves from the situation.
  • Performs their duties within the limits of their position, training, expertise, and competence and when these limits are exceeded provides appropriate referrals to appropriate professionals within the Division of Campus Life and/or University offices.
  • Provides promotional and descriptive information accurately and free of deception and complies with the University Media Relations Policy Career Services promotional items are secured via preferred providers in the Emory Market Place and governed by policies established by Finance Division of Emory University.
  • Adheres to institutional policies regarding ethical and legal use of software and technology as outlines in the Information Technology Conditions of Use as well as with contractual obligations entered into with outside vendors with the consent of the Office of the General Council.

In addition to following Emory University Ethical Principles and Policies, The Career Center reviews relevant professional ethical standards and adopts or develops and implements appropriate statements of ethical practice from a variety of affiliated Professional Associations* to ensure that relevant constituencies (i.e. Staff, Students, Parents, Alumni, Faculty, Hiring Representatives, etc.) are informed as to the appropriate standards regarding Policies, Programs, and Services. The review of these ethical practices and statements is conducted by a peer review (internal & external) of relevant constituencies.

*Examples include: NCDA, NACE, ACPA, NAAHP, and PLANC