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Friday, January 27, 2006

Ohio State Seeks to Ban Faculty/Student Sexual Relations

According to a story in The Lantern, the Ohio State University's student newspaper, consensual sexual relationships would essentially be banned if a revised policy is adopted by the university. A task force noticed a sharp rise in the reported cases of faculty members and students engaging in consensual sexual relationships.

The revised policy, drafted by members of the task force, prohibits consensual relationships between students and any faculty member who has any kind of responsibility for the student, or foresees being in a position of responsibility for that student in the future. The revised policy also includes an explicit disclosure mechanism which will require the faculty member to report consensual relationships with any student to the chair of their department.



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