Because of the potential for abuse or the appearance of abuse and the inherent differential in authority, the University prohibits any faculty member or employee of the University from engaging in a romantic and/or sexual relationship or in romantic and/or sexual conduct with any student currently enrolled as an undergraduate at Notre Dame.Furthermore, because of the potential for abuse or the appearance of abuse and the inherent differential in authority between graduate students and their educators, counselors, and others holding positions of authority over them, the University prohibits any member of the University community from engaging in a romantic and/or sexual relationship or in romantic and/or sexual conduct with any graduate student whom he or she educates, counsels, coaches, supervises or evaluates in any way.
Binion, who helped draft the policy, said that while she believes most faculty members already recognize such standards of behavior, it was important for the university to take a clear stand."The very integrity of the university's academic mission is dependent on the accountability of the faculty member as a mentor, educator and evaluator," she said. But six campuses, including Berkeley, have conflict-of-interest guidelines urging professors to recuse themselves from overseeing students with whom they are romantically involved.
Graduate students may also date faculty/staff members on or off campus without chaperones, provided the faculty/staff member is not the student’s teacher.
Conduct between men and women should always be of such a nature that their testimony is above question—especially since we have high standards for undergraduate students.
As graduate students of Pensacola Christian College, you are expected to read and abide by the College Code of Conduct.
Graduate students may date each other on or off campus without approved chaperones.