Original Issuance Date: July 1, 2015
Last Revision Date: April 2, 2018
The purpose of this practice directive is to reference the Board of Regents policy on consensual romantic and/or sexual relationships.
On July 12, 1991, the Board of Regents adopted a policy on consensual relationships, and it amended the policy in 2016. That policy, now Regent Policy Document 14-8, Consensual Relationships (RPD 14-8), delineates when consensual romantic or sexual relationships where a power differential exists are prohibited. The policy covers all UW System employees, students, and affiliated individuals.
Please see SYS 1225, General Terms and Definitions, for a list of general terms and definitions.
4. Practice Directive
In RPD 14-8, Consensual Relationships, the Board addresses relationships between an employee and a student and relationships between an employee and another employee, and it identifies when a relationship may result in a disciplinary action against an employee.
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