Wayne State College

Faculty and Staff Resources

Writing a Reference Letter

As a faculty or staff member, you play a critical role in assisting graduating seniors with obtaining a job upon graduation. You may be contacted by prospective employers as a reference, or may be asked to write a letter of reference for a student. There are legal and ethical issues involved in providing references for job candidates.

The following links will assist you when writing a reference letter:

Faculty Reference Letter: Contains a sample reference letter for use when creating a letter of reference for students.
Suggested Guidelines for Writing References: Includes guidelines to observe when writing references for students.
Writing a Reference Letter: Addresses the issues involved with writing a letter of reference.e happy to help them meet their recruiting needs.