Ethical and Legal Information

VMI faculty members play an important role in the employment process for new graduates. Usually, your role and that of the Office of Career Services are complementary. To protect you from liability and reduce risk assessment for VMI, you should review existing guidelines for employment practices.

A good guide to understanding legal and ethical issues for faculty can be found in the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring.Here you can find issues representative of most colleges across the nation, including VMI. A few key examples of legal and ethical concerns for VMI faculty are:

  • Not publicizing employment and internship opportunities to all qualified cadets
  • Working with employers and their diversity objectives in the hiring process
  • Confidentiality when serving as a reference for cadets

There are other detailed resources from NACE on the following topics of legal concern:

If you have questions about Ethical / Legal implications of career services, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email:, or phone: 540-464-7560.