Operations and Procedures Manual

IP 5.01 Student References

Employees should exercise caution when providing employment or other types of references for current or former students.  False or misleading references can lead to negligent referral lawsuits. Reference letters must contain information based solely on the writer’s observations and experience, and must not purport to represent Northeastern as an entity.  For scholarship purposes, faculty may write recommendations for students using college letterhead.  Questions regarding student reference, should be referred to the Human Resources Office at ext. 6730.