Student Employment Philosophy

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The policy of employment of students by the University of Oregon is based on a philosophy which seeks to address and balance two equally important objectives: that of providing valuable work experience for qualifying students (those who meet stated enrollment criteria) through the performance of necessary jobs on campus, and the provision of financial assistance to students to help fund their academic studies. The former objective gives to students who might not otherwise have had the chance, the opportunity for practical experience performing work important to the University. This work provides students with experience and skills attractive to future employers as a complement to their academic credentials. As a form of financial assistance, student employment provides on-campus work responsive to the student employment.

The University administration acknowledges the importance of financial assistance in making higher education available to persons of limited means. However, the student's financial need should not override the student's relative merit and qualifications when departments make hiring decisions.

In the implementation of the University's student employment policy, no student may be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, national origin, marital or veteran status, or any other extraneous considerations not directly and substantially related to effective performance, including sexual orientation, in securing or maintaining student employment.


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To provide an institutional statement of the philosophy on which policies and practices of student employment at the University of Oregon are based.

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Office of the Vice President of Finance and Administration: 541-346-3003,


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