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Consensual Amorous Relationships Policy

Consensual Amorous Relationships Policy

The Consensual Amorous Relationships Policy prohibits faculty from engaging in romantic or sexual relationships with undergraduate students.  It also prohibits faculty from engaging in such relationships with graduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program in the School or in the case of Arts & Sciences, any department or program in which the faculty member has taught, plans to teach, or holds an appointment. There are mechanisms to obtain an exception to the Policy. 

The Consensual Amorous Relationships Policy is designed to avoid relationships between people without equal power and to avoid conflicts of interest. Violations of this policy will be considered misconduct on the part of the faculty member, but it is not used to discipline students.  Reports of violations of this policy may be made to the department chair or academic Dean.