2.1.3.4: Noncompliance with Policy

Any credible allegation of a faculty member’s failure to avoid or terminate a position of authority while in a consensual faculty-student relationship obligates the department chair, dean, or other responsible person to conduct a prompt and thorough inquiry to determine whether the allegation is true. Where it is concluded that a position of authority in a faculty-student consensual relationship exists and the faculty member and/or the student involved refuse(s) to terminate the position of authority, the department chair or dean shall terminate the position of authority and can impose sanctions against the parties involved.