(NBC NY) The City University of New York has proposed banning intimate relationships between professors and students with a stricter sexual-harassment policy, reports the New York Post.
The new policy would forbid professors from having intimate relationships with students they deal with professionally. The current policy only "strongly discourages" them.
The information was sent out in a memo last week from Chancellor Matthew Goldstein.
CUNY is one of many universities across the country to formally insist that there can't be "consensual relationships" between professors and students, especially when the profs have academic and professional responsibilities to that student.
The ban first began in the mi-1990s after a Supreme Court ruling that schools are financially liable for sexual harassment cases.
The push for this mandate across CUNY reportedly came after faculty members at John Jay College discussed possible sexual misconduct scenarios and requested a change in policy.
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