Part 8 Subpart 8-7 Employee and Student Dignity

Sec. 8-702. Consensual Relationships Between University Employees and Between University Employees and Students.

Employees and students of the University are expected to make responsible choices. Consensual relationships of an amorous or sexual nature, that might be appropriate in other circumstances, are deemed inappropriate when they occur between an employee of the University and a student for whom he or she has a professional responsibility or between an employee of the University and another employee for whom he or she may have professional responsibility. For example, such a relationship would be inappropriate between a faculty member, administrator, supervisor, advisor, coach or residential staff member and a student for whom he or she has professional responsibility. Another example is a relationship between a supervisor, manager, or administrator and an employee for whom he or she has professional responsibility. Even when both parties have consented to the development of such a relationship, the relationship can raise serious concerns about the validity of consent, conflicts of interest, and unfair treatment for others and may result in serious consequences.