Other relationships between faculty members and the students they teach have recently made headlines in Colorado, where the university is investigating a professor accused of having an amorous relationship with a graduate student who worked for him and not notifying his superiors, and North Carolina, where a faculty member resigned after it came to light that he had been having conversations of a sexual nature with an undergraduate student over an instant messaging service.“In my experience, this is not a rare occurrence, particularly at the graduate student level,” says Richard Carlson, a professor or labor and employment law at the South Texas College of Law, who has written on the subject of faculty-student relationships.
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Students, all students, must be off-limits as romantic partners for professors and administrators in universities, regardless of what rules are in place.
Professors who date students risk their jobs because a student body is not their sexual smorgasbord, and it is a breach of trust and duty to treat it like one.
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The vast majority of the transactions involve no legal wrongdoing.
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Because of the stigma attached to such relationships, and the fact that they are prohibited on many campuses, tracking how frequently they happen is difficult.
Higher education groups do not survey faculty members about their relationships, and both students and faculty members would likely be reluctant to answer such questions honestly.
Dating a student who happens not to be in one of those classes is what lawyers call “a distinction without a difference.” Many students and professors will reasonably assume that the pairing arose out of the student-teacher relationship, and in some ways it almost certainly did.
A teacher always has superior power over any student by virtue of his or her position of authority, and it is an abuse of that power to use it to entice students into dates or bed.
The deaths and several other aspects of the Idaho case -- such as news that Bustamante had been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder and had made violent threats against Benoit -- make the situation distinctive.