Dating a college professor as a student
If a relationship would develop, the professor is required to disclose it so that conflicts can be managed if they arise.
University fraternization rules are sometimes vague. It is a commonly held belief that everyone is considered an adult at the college level and should know where to draw the line.
Some of the problems that can occur because of dating your professor include: Another thing to consider is sexual harassment – or at least the appearance of sexual harassment.
By dating a student, the professor is vulnerable to charges of harassment.
This may not be the case, but that might be what it looks like. Students that date professors can come under suspicion of sexual harassment as well.
One thing to look out for is the older (usually male) professors who seek out attractive young students to boost their self-esteem.
Historically, male professors have considered a campus full of available young women a perk of academia.