The University believes that a sexual or romantic relationship between a teacher and a student even where consensual and whether or not the student is subject to supervision or evaluation by the teacher is inconsistent with the proper role of the teacher as a general proposition. Not only will these relationships harm the academic environment for the average person pupil included, they additionally undermine the academic environment for any other pupils. Moreover, such relationships may expose the instructor to costs of misconduct and produce a potential obligation, not just for the instructor, but in addition for the University when it is determined that rules against intimate harassment or discrimination have now been violated.
Consequently, the University has built the after parameters regarding intimate or intimate relationships with Stanford pupils:
First, due to the general youth of undergraduates and their unique vulnerability such relationships, intimate or romantic relationships between instructors and undergraduate pupils are prohibited aside from current or future scholastic or supervisory duties for the pupil.
2nd, whenever an instructor has already established, or perhaps in the near future might fairly be likely to own, educational obligation over any pupil, such relationships are forbidden. This consists of, for instance, any faculty user whom shows in a graduate studentвЂ™s division, division or program.