Consensual dating policy
Regardless of who initiates the relationship, the instructor is responsible for complying with this policy.For the foregoing reasons in II-5.1, any romantic and/or sexual relationship between an instructor and a student in an instructional context is prohibited at The University of Iowa.Romantic and/or sexual relationships where one member of the University community has supervisory or other evaluative responsibility for the other create conflicts of interest and perceptions of undue advantage.There are also special risks in any sexual or romantic relationship between individuals in inherently unequal positions of power (such as teacher and student, supervisor and employee).The relationship is likely to be perceived in different ways by each of the parties to it, especially in retrospect.Moreover, such relationships may harm or injure others in the academic or work environment. SCOPE This policy applies to all faculty, staff and students of George Mason University. POLICY STATEMENT Sexual or romantic relationships between employees and students have the effect of undermining the atmosphere of trust on which the educational process depends.Positions of authority inherently carry the element of power in their relationships with Students.
The integrity of the University's educational mission is promoted by professionalism that derives from mutual trust and respect in instructor-student relationships.This means that an instructor who is currently instructing, evaluating, or supervising, directly or indirectly, a student's academic work or participation in a University program will not propose or enter into a romantic and/or sexual relationship with the student.Moreover, an instructor who has a pre-existing romantic and/or sexual relationship with a student is prohibited from instructing, evaluating, or supervising, directly or indirectly, his or her partner's academic work or participation in a University program.Integrity can be compromised when employees evaluate the work or academic performance of students with whom they have a sexual or romantic relationship.An employee who has a professional power relationship over a student must avoid any sexual or romantic relationships with the student.