Consensual Romantic and Sexual Relationships

 

Consensual Romantic and Sexual Relationships Policies

 

Consensual Relationships Between Faculty and Students. 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/documents  For further information, contact Melissa Rooker, Associate Provost, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, at 212-854-5511 or  mrooker@columbia.edu.

July 2012

 

Consensual Relationships Between Staff Members and Students.   No staff member at Columbia should participate in supervision, employment actions, evaluation, advising or mentoring any Columbia University student with whom that staff member has or has had a consensual romantic or sexual relationship, except in unusual circumstances, where explicit authorization has been obtained from the Vice President of Human Resources in consultation with Office of the General Counsel. In the event that a personal relationship of this kind does exist in a supervisory, advisory or mentoring context, the supervisor must disclose the relationship to the Vice President of Human Resources and initiate arrangements to address any issues of conflict of interest. A staff member who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The University will take all necessary steps to protect a student in such a relationship against academic, professional or financial hardship. You may download a copy of this policy here: http://eoaa.columbia.edu/resources/documents.  For further information, contact EOAA, 212-854-5511, or Human Resouces at 212-851-7008.

March 2013

 

Consensual Relationships Between Staff Members. Staff members at Columbia should not participate in hiring, supervision, employment actions, evaluation, decisions pertaining to promotion, or the direct setting of salary or wages, for someone employed at Columbia with whom that person has or has had a consensual romantic or sexual relationship except in unusual circumstances and with the explicit approval of the Vice President of Human Resources in consultation with the Office of the General Counsel. Employees should be aware that entering into such a relationship with a person who may direct or control his or her work creates the potential for risk to both parties. In the event that a personal relationship of this kind does exist in a supervisory context, the supervisor must disclose the relationship to the appropriate superior and initiate arrangements to address any issues of conflict of interest.  A supervising staff member who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. You may download a copy of this policy here: http://eoaa.columbia.edu/resources/documents.  For further information, contact EOAA, 212-854-5511, or Human Resources at 212-851-7008.

March 2013