College professor dating a student
So why does it still happen (other than the fact that people enjoy having sex)?
Cronin describes dating as a “lost social script.” Students, she says, don’t know where to begin or what to say.
As much as a quarter of all college women experience date rape, and victims of abuse come from every race and gender.
A scenario that has been raising concern on college campuses might go something like this: He is a middle-aged English professor, an expert on Henry James, who appears worldly and sophisticated in his tweed jacket while lecturing to his class. The appropriateness of faculty-student dating is being discussed on campuses throughout Westchester, echoing a nationwide debate about whether such relationships should be tolerated, regulated or banned altogether.
"We view this kind of relationship as inappropriate," said James Bryan, Dean of Students at Manhattanville College.
"While it isn't specifically addressed in our regulations, I do think that we would find a faculty-student relationship ruled out tacitly by our other policies, particularly with respect to sexual harassment and notions of professional conduct," he said.