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Best Practices for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenization (EDII) in Student Recruiting with Queen’s University

Queen’s University is committed to recruiting processes that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.  These guidelines offer best practices to consider when recruiting at Queen’s, helping to foster meaningful engagement with a variety of students and offer an inclusive recruiting process.

Queen’s Principles for Campus Recruiting

To ensure all organizations recruiting students and graduates through our career offices use recruiting practices that are open, accessible and inclusive with respect to many aspects of diversity including ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, ability and socioeconomic status.

To provide supports for our employers about best practices for recruitment with an EDII lens, specific to student and new graduate populations, from engaging with students and posting jobs to interviews. 

To communicate our policies and procedures when engaging with students (on-campus or virtually) and coordinating processes for receiving and responding to disclosures of inappropriate incidents involving discrimination, harassment or sexual violence with recruiters.

We have consulted with across faculties, the human rights and equity office, and student services units to develop the following recommendations for how to review your practices to best support students from equity-deserving backgrounds and to contribute to your goals for improving equity and inclusion in your organization.

Resources for your student and graduate recruitment at Queen’s:

Employer Terms and Conditions PDF *Start Here*

This document outlines overall expectations for employers participating in the recruitment of students and graduates.

EDII Best Practices through the Recruitment Cycle PDF

This document shares a range of suggested practices for organizations to consider in their recruitment activities and overall organizational culture.

Experiential Learning: Investing in Student Skills and Experience Development PDF

Learn about using experiential learning as a way to support the career development of students from equity-deserving communities.

Suggested Engagement Activities to Encourage Diversity and Inclusivity in Commerce  PDF

Learn about specific strategies for engaging with students at the Smith School of Business