A revised policy was approved by the Board of Trustees in Spring 2018 and is now in place. The revisions were based on the work of a committee that included representatives of the Faculty Senate, the Graduate Student Association, and the Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia. The Faculty Handbook has been updated. The revised policy can be accessed at p.11 of the Faculty Handbook.
A broader process of implementation is currently underway. The University is working to ensure faculty are aware of the new policy, and that the details of its application in departments are made clear. The Provost’s Office is leading the effort.
An intimate relationships policy governing relationships between graduate students and staff members, and a separate policy governing undergraduate students and staff members, have been drafted and will soon be shared more broadly with the community for review and input. Students, University senior leaders, and the University Diversity and Equity Council, among others, will be consulted for feedback.