Amorous Relationships Policy

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Conflict of Interest in Cases of Amorous Relationships

There are inherent risks in any romantic or sexual relationship between individuals in unequal positions (such as teacher and student, supervisor and employee). These relationships may be less consensual than perceived by the individual whose position confers power. The relationship also may be viewed in different ways by each of the parties, particularly in retrospect.

Furthermore, circumstances may change, and conduct that was previously welcome may become unwelcome. Even when both parties have consented at the outset to a romantic or sexual involvement, this past consent may not remove grounds for a later charge of a violation of policies.

The university does not wish to interfere with private choices regarding personal relationships when these relationships do not interfere with the goals and policies of the university. For the personal protection of members of this community, relationships in which power differentials are inherent (faculty-student, staff-student, administrator-student) are generally discouraged.

Consensual romantic or sexual relationships in which one party maintains a direct supervisory or evaluative role over the other party are unethical. Therefore, persons with direct supervisory or evaluative responsibilities who are involved in such relationships must bring those relationships to the timely attention of their supervisor, and will likely result in the necessity to remove the employee from the supervisory or evaluative responsibilities, or shift the student out of being supervised or evaluated by someone with whom they have established a consensual relationship. This includes RAs and students over whom they have direct responsibility.

While no relationships are prohibited by this policy, failure to self-report such relationships to a supervisor as required can result in disciplinary action for an employee. View the University of Colorado Administrative Policy Statement on Conflict of Interest in Cases of Amorous Relationships. Conflict of Interest in Cases of Amorous Relationships Policy

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To report a matter to UCCS, contact the Interim Title IX Coordinator, James Duvall, at (719) 255-3525.

To talk confidentially without reporting, contact the UCCS Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center at (719) 255-4444.

To report a student in crisis, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (719) 255-3091.

To access off-campus community resources, contact TESSA at (719) 633-1462.

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