Once you get a job on campus, there are certain rules and policies that you will need to follow. Please take the time to carefully read over these guidelines—for some, your job at Davidson may be your first experience working.

Hours/Week Policy

Student employees may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the school year and 40 hours per week during breaks and vacations. Most students who choose to work on campus average about 10 hours per week, which allows sufficient time for studying and extracurricular activities.

Attendance Policy

We expect all employees to maintain good attendance and to report to work on time. Excessive absences and tardiness hinder the effectiveness of a department and must be kept to a minimum. Excessive absences without good cause or repeated tardiness will result in disciplinary action. If you become ill and unable to work your scheduled time, please notify your supervisor before the start of the workday or as soon as possible. Some departments have specific procedures for finding coverage in the event a shift cannot be covered. Be sure to speak with your supervisor to understand how absences are handled within your department.

Work Conduct Policy

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner while on the job or representing the college in any way. This includes but is not limited to fulfilling responsibilities in a timely and thorough fashion, avoiding personal work or conversations, texts, and emails while on the clock, dressing appropriately, acting respectfully to peers and supervisors; and being generally agreeable in addition to specific expectations of department supervisors.

Harassment Policy

We are a community that respects the dignity of all its members. We expressly prohibit any form of employee intimidation or harassment based on age, race, sex, creed, color, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation. Please refer to the Non-Discrimination Policies for more information.

Honor Code

In the spirit of our Honor Code, we also employ faculty and staff who uphold the highest degree of personal and professional integrity, and who are dedicated to honesty and fairness. As a student employee, you will be asked to uphold these standards in your own work.


Information regarding employees, students, work processes, and organizational decisions is confidential. In some instances, students will be exposed to confidential information, and it is imperative that students keep this information confidential.

Performance Evaluations

At the end of the fall semester, you are encouraged to sit down with your supervisor and discuss your working relationship. This discussion should serve as an opportunity to discuss performance, job goals and job satisfaction. We hope that your job at Davidson will be meaningful. Communication is critical to making the experience for both the student and the department a positive one. At year end, a more formal review process will take place giving the student and the supervisor the opportunity to evaluate the student employment experience.

Termination of Employment

The college reserves the right to revoke employment when work, conduct, or attitude is unsatisfactory, regardless of financial aid work study status. Should your employment be revoked for any of these reasons, you will not be offered alternate employment. Should you fail to comply satisfactorily with the requirements of your employment agreement the following disciplinary action will be pursued by your supervisor. Certain actions can result in immediate suspension or termination such as falsifying a timesheet.

  1. Verbal reprimand
  2. Written warning
  3. Suspension (1-2 weeks)
  4. Termination