Consensual Relationships

Delaware Technical Community College acknowledges its responsibility to provide clear direction to the College community about the professional risks associated with consensual amorous and/or sexual relationships in which a definite power differential between the parties exists. Inasmuch as the College is committed to fostering the development of learning and work environments characterized by professional and ethical behavior and free of discriminatory behavior, consenting amorous and/or sexual relationships between instructor and student or supervisor and employee are discouraged. The College recognizes that it cannot regulate such personal decisions, but views them as reason for concern because of the possibility of abuse of power and conflict of interest that may arise in connection with consensual amorous and/or sexual relationships.