Romantic or sexual relationships

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to establish a standard of conduct regarding consensual relations between a University employee with supervisory, teaching, evaluation or advisory authority and an employee or student who is supervised, taught, or advised by that employee.

Policy

Consenting “romantic” or sexual relationships between a supervisor and a subordinate employee or employee and student may raise issues of conflict of interest, abuse of authority, favoritism, or sexual harassment because the voluntariness of the consent may be questioned when a power differential exists between the individuals in the relationship. For these reasons, the University had adopted a Romantic and Sexual Relationships policy governing these types of relationships. Please refer to the University’s Romantic or Sexual Relationships Policy.

Definitions

Please refer to the University’s Romantic or Sexual Relationships Policy.

Procedures/Guidelines

Please refer to the University’s Romantic or Sexual Relationships Policy.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Employee Services.

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018