Dating your college professor illegal
"While it isn't specifically addressed in our regulations, I do think that we would find a faculty-student relationship ruled out tacitly by our other policies, particularly with respect to sexual harassment and notions of professional conduct," he said.A Gray Area Representatives from the State University of New York at Purchase, Marymount College, Sarah Lawrence College, Pace University, Westchester Community College, Iona College and Mercy College also said that such relationships were discouraged by the administration though not specifically addressed in college policies.But administrators, professors and students alike say that the issue of faculty-student dating is a complex one.Some say that the unequal power in a relationship between a student and a faculty member -- particularly one who is in a position to grade or make recommendations about the student he or she is dating -- is inherently exploitative.Everyone brings up the case of the long-term, happy relationship, but that's a rarity.What you are really trying to do is smoke out the professor who every semester picks up a student to have a relationship with -- the habitual offender," she said."Some people, and I'm talking about both students and faculty, have the emotional maturity level to handle it; some do not.Any complication that exists out there in the world can exist on campus," he said.
Suzanne Kessler, Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY Purchase.
(It was a poetry class.)I could tell he was a creep, but was sort of into the taboo-ness of it.
We flirted openly for the rest of the semester, he gave me an A I didn’t deserve (though I would have slept with him regardless), then he invited me out to bubble tea so he could officially state his desire to sex me.
Kolodzinski, dean of students on the Pleasantville-Briarcliff campus of Pace University.
"There are many variables in a situation like this," Dean Kolodzinski said.
Student-Patient Analogy Some professors make the comparison between a faculty-student relationship and a relationship between a therapist and a patient, which is always considered unethical by professionals.