Amorous or Sexual Relations

Amorous or Sexual Relations PPM

Amorous or sexual relationships between University employees and either other employees or students where there exists a power imbalance in the relationship damages the perception of WSU's integrity as an academic institution in the eyes of the community at large, and imperil its commitment to a professional atmosphere in which individuals are judged solely by their ability and performance in the eyes of its own employees and students. Such amorous or sexual relations may also harm the persons involved, especially the individual who holds less administrative authority (or power). Hence, such amorous or sexual relationships entail the possibility of abuse and create concerns about conflicts of interest and the validity of consent.