The university updated its consensual relationship policy in the spring of 2017.
This policy addresses romantic relationships and/or sexual interactions that, although consensual, may create actual and perceived conflicts of interests, and create the possibility for exploitation or favoritism.
The current policy prohibits consensual relationships between:
- Employees (including faculty) or University affiliates (“affiliates”) and undergraduate students;
- Employees (including faculty) or affiliates and any graduate student whom that individual teaches, manages, supervises, advises, or evaluates in any way;
- Intercollegiate Athletics coaches, affiliates, or athletics employees and student-athletes;
- Student employees and any student whom that student employee teaches, manages, supervises, advises, or evaluates in any way; and
- Employees (including faculty) and/or affiliates where one teaches, manages, supervises, advises, or evaluates the other in any way, unless the person in the position of greater authority or power notifies appropriate University offices and a mitigation plan (as defined below) is in place