New Policy - AD102 Consensual Relationships

A new policy, AD102 Consensual Relationships, has been published effective January 29, 2021. The purpose of the policy is to communicate the University’s policy regarding consensual romantic or sexual relationships (consensual relationships) between individuals in a supervisory, mentoring, teaching, evaluative, advising, or coaching relationship (supervisory relationship) and between faculty and students within the same academic unit. This policy applies to all University employees, Postdoctoral scholars/fellows, Visiting scholars and members of the student body. Consensual relationships that involve no supervisory capacity as outlined are not covered by this policy, unless the consensual relationship is one between a faculty and a student within the same academic unit; however, should a supervisory role develop in the course of that relationship, this policy must be followed.