UMass Boston


Principles for Employment Professionals and Non-Discrimination Policy

The Academic and Career Engagement and Success (ACES) Center requests that all employers adhere to the Principles for Employment Professionals, developed by the National Association of College and Employers (NACE), in all on- and off-campus recruiting of UMass Boston students.

Third Party Recruiters

NACE defines "third-party recruiters" as: agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not for profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment. The term “third party recruiters” refers to, but is not limited to: employment agencies, staffing services, temporary agencies, on line job boards, recruiters, and contractors. Representatives from these companies may post under the following conditions:

They must fully disclose to ACES the name of the client that the third-party recruiter is representing and to whom the students’ credentials will be disclosed.

They must keep all student information obtained confidential unless receiving additional written student consent. This standard complies with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

They must not retain any student resumes for future placement unless given additional student written consent.

They must not charge a fee to the applicant.

Tobacco-Free Campus

UMass Boston is a Tobacco-Free campus. 

Policy On Use of Alcohol in College Recruiting

UMass Boston and its ACES Center are members of NACE, the professional association for college recruiters and career services professionals. As members, we abide by the NACE Principles for Professional Practice, a document that serves as the ethical framework and foundation for practices within the career services and recruiting fields. 

The Principles’ document states "Serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process on or off campus. This includes receptions, dinners, company tours, etc." UMass Boston's ACES Center requests that you support the no-alcohol policy while recruiting our students. 

If you would like to read the Principles for Professional Practice document in its entirety, you can find it on NACE's website, NACEWeb, at

Non-Discrimination Policy

UMass Boston is committed to complying with all applicable laws and governmental regulations at every level of government which prohibit discrimination against, or which mandate that special consideration be given to, students and applicants for admission, or faculty, staff, and applicants for employment, on the basis of any protected category, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic which may be specified in such laws and regulations.

Accordingly, UMass Boston expects all who engage with our students to abide by all applicable laws, as well as comply with the spirit of such laws, follow ethical procedures, and model good behavior. 

Although students may be offsite during their internship experience, mentorship activities, or other events, the requirement to maintain a discrimination-free environment is still applicable. As such, we expect that all employers who hire UMass Boston students, mentors who work with the UMass Boston community, offsite hosts, and those who engage with our students via virtual media to ensure that all students are treated professionally and respectfully.

For more information, please refer to Massachusetts Law, Chapter 151 B: Unlawful Discrimination Because of Race, Color, Religious Creed, National Origin, Ancestry or Sex.