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404 - Consensual Relationships

Responsible Office: Human Resources
Responsible Officer: Chief Human Resource Officer
Related Minnesota State Board Policy: 1B.1, Part 3
Related Minnesota State Board Procedure:

An employee of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall not enter into a consensual relationship with a student or an employee over whom he or she exercises direct or otherwise significant academic, administrative, supervisory, evaluative, counseling, or extracurricular authority or influence. If a consensual, romantic or sexual relationship exists between an employee and another individual and subsequent events create a supervisor/supervisee, faculty/student or similar relationship between them, the person with evaluative or supervisory authority is required to report the relationship to his or her supervisor so that evaluative functions can be reassigned if possible. This prohibition does not limit the right of an employee to make a recommendation on personnel matters concerning a family or household member where the right to make recommendations on such personnel matters is explicitly provided for in the applicable collective bargaining agreement or compensation plan.


Approved: June 17, 1997
Reviewed: March 12, 2014; December 7, 2020
Revised: February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004; December 28, 2010; December 7, 2020 


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