Student Employee Expectations
As an employee, you represent the Department of Student Success and Retention in terms of work
ethic, image, and level of professionalism while also upholding academic integrity standards. You
are not only a student, but also a paraprofessional member of Wesley’s programs in the Department
of Student Success and Retention. Therefore, you will be expected to adhere to the below
As with any other job, employers expect employees to be on time, dedicated, mature, courteous, and
active participants in the operations of the business. Being a student employee for the Department
of Student Success and Retention is no different.
Student employees should make every effort—no matter what a day presents—to be a paraprofessional
who respects their coworkers, supervisors, and students we serve.
Student employees are expected to maintain a high ethical level of behavior. Speaking negatively
about instructors, students, tutees, or tutor, will not be tolerated. If this type of unethical and
unprofessional conversations occurs, the SSR team will meet to discuss appropriate course of
action, and outcomes will be assessed on a case- by-case basis.
Student employees are required to sign an annual confidentiality agreement. When working with
students, you will learn personal information about them, such as grades, telephone numbers, and
e-mail addresses. All information must remain confidential. In addition, as per the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), anything discussed or overheard concerning a student’s
academic record is private unless you are given written, signed permission from the student. For more information
about FERPA, please reference the appendices in this handbook.
Students are not permitted to use substances, including but not limited to, drugs, alcohol, and
tobacco while working.
Any student worker who violates Wesley College’s Academic Honesty policy will be terminated. You
can find an outline of the Academic Honesty Policy using the link below:
Guidelines for Dress and Behavior:
• Cell phone use [including texting] is prohibited while working. We understand emergencies may
arise; in which case, we ask that you step out of the Tutoring Center (TC)/Academic Success Center
(ASC) to use your cell phone. Set your phone to vibrate when working to prevent disturbing others
who are studying.
• Earbuds, iPods, music players, or headphones of any kind are NOT permitted.
• FOOD IS NOT TO BE CONSUMED while on duty in the TC or the ASC.
• Only water bottles with lids are permitted inside the TC and ASC.
• Hats, other headgear such as visors or bandanas, and sunglasses are not permitted while working.
• Clothing should be free from any words or phrasing that could be interpreted as obscene,
suggestive, or offensive with regard to sex, religion, or orientation.
• Necklines should be appropriate for a work environment.
• Pants should not be overly baggy causing waistbands to hang below the waistline.
Consequences for failure to adhere to the above guidelines:
• First Offense - verbal warning
• Second Offense– meeting with a departmental administrator and signed, written reprimand placed in
the employee file
• Third Offense - immediate dismissal
Depending on the nature or severity of the offense, the Student Success and Retention team may
decide to immediately terminate the student worker position within the