UConn to consider restricting some faculty/student relationships
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The governing board for the University of Connecticut is expected to consider changes to its policies that would prohibit "romantic relationships" between faculty and any undergraduate or graduate student over whom they have authority.
"The University’s rationale is that it’s very difficult to gauge consent when there’s a power imbalance," a spokeswoman said.
This announcement that the board will consider this change at either its August or September meeting follows university officials announcing yesterday that an allegation has been made that a music professor has a history of visiting the freshman dorms, providing drugs to students and having sex with students.
This same professor is accused of having had inappropriate relations with four boys ages 10 and 13 at his home in Mansfield.