Consensual Relations Definitions | Spalding University Policy Guide Consensual Relations Definitions

Faculty, for purposes of this policy only, consists of all full- or part-time faculty, teaching assistants, graders, members of dissertation committees, and all other personnel who teach, coach, evaluate, allocate financial aid to, or guide research by students.

Students are all full- or part-time students.

A consensual relationship is any dating, romantic, sexual, or marriage relationship.

Position of authority includes but may not be limited to situations in which the faculty member makes or is responsible for an evaluation of a student for admission, coursework, promotion, financial aid, research funding, suspension, expulsion, or other discipline. (Faculty members providing instruction without evaluation are not necessarily in positions of authority.