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Consensual Romantic and Sexual Relationship Policy Between Faculty and Students

 

 Effective Date: July, 2012

Latest Revision:  October, 2015 

It is the policy of the University that no faculty member shall have a consensual romantic or sexual relationship with a student over whom he or she exercises academic or professional authority. It is also the University’s policy that no faculty member shall exercise academic or professional authority over any student with whom he or she has or previously has had a consensual romantic or sexual relationship.  This policy applies to all officers of instruction, research and the libraries, including student officers of instruction and research and graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants.  You may download a copy of this policy here: http://eoaa.columbia.edu/resources/eoaa-documents-downloading.

Should a romantic or sexual relationship with a student lead to a charge of sexual harassment or sexual assault against a faculty member, the University is obligated to investigate and resolve the charge in accordance with the Columbia University Employee Policy and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking, a copy of which may be found online at: http://eoaa.columbia.edu/. Questions regarding the Consensual Romantic and Sexual Relationship Policies or the Employee Policy and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking should be directed to the Associate Provost, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 103 Low, 212-854-5918, mrooker@columbia.edu.  

Revision History:

Revised:  September 2012

Latest Revision:  October, 2015 

 

To see the full text of this policy, please use the link on the right.