Consensual Relationships

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Policy title:

Consensual Relationships

Academic Affairs
Human Resources
Student Conduct
Title IX/Sexual Misconduct
Approved by:
Board of Governors
Purpose of this policy

Prohibition of romantic or sexual relationships between faculty and students.

Application of this policy

all faculty and all students

Policy statement

To ensure a learning environment which supports the university’s mission, it is prohibited for a faculty member to engage in romantic and/or sexual relationships with any student unless they are married to each other, even when both parties believe the relationship is consensual. This prohibition applies even if the student is not under the faculty member’s instruction, evaluation, or supervision.

Exemptions from this policy

relationships between individuals married to one another


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