Professional faculty-student relationships have a power differential between faculty members and students; personal faculty-student relationships carry risks of conflict of interest, breach of trust, abuse of power and breach of professional ethics.
Faculty members shall not engage in consensual relationships with students whenever a faculty member has a professional “position of authority” with respect to the student in such matters as teaching a course or in otherwise evaluating, supervising or advising a student as part of a school program.
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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.The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, conflicts of interest and favoritism.UTSA recognizes that two consenting adults should be free to conduct a personal relationship if they so wish when the relationship does not interfere with the goals and policies of UTSA.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 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.