Romantic relationships between certain categories of individuals affiliated with the University risks undermining the essential educational purpose of the University and can disrupt the workplace and learning environment.
This policy applies to all University employees (including faculty), student employees, students, and affiliates.
Exemptions to any of these provisions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be approved by the Senior Associate Vice President - Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, wit input from the supervisor(s) of the individual(s) involved.
An individual associated with the University in a capacity other than as a student or employee who has access to University resources through a contractual arrangement or other association that has been reviewed and approved in accordance with guidelines established by Human Resources ("HR"), the Executive Vice President and Provost ("EVPP"), or the Vice President for Research. Louis rapper Nelly was accused of sexually abusing a woman on his tour bus.The “Country Grammar” star was arrested on second-degree rape charges just hours after the alleged incident took place.According to police documents obtained by The Jasmine Brand, the Midwestern MC – who is currently dating star Shantel Jackson – admitted to having consensual and unprotected sex with his accuser, telling police they had vaginal and oral sex without a condom.He believed the woman only got upset because she thought he was involved with one of his dancers, who was also on the bus at the time.Unreported consensual relationships pose a significant risk to the University community.With this in mind, if the person in the consensual relationship who is in the position of greater authority or power appropriate University offices of the development of a consensual relationship covered by this policy and cooperates to mitigate the effects of the consensual relationship, then a conduct/discipline investigation may not be pursued.If you haven't, then the odds are that you know someone who has.A 1995 survey estimated that 80 percent of all employees have either observed or been involved in a romantic relationship at work. The Problems with Employee Dating Even though romantic relationships in the workplace are common, employers have legitimate reasons for concern about employee dating.The University of Texas at Austin ("University") is committed to maintaining an academic community (including associated teaching, research, working and athletic environments) free from conflicts of interest, favoritism, and exploitation.This policy addresses romantic relationships and/or sexual interactions that, although consensual, may create actual and perceived conflicts of interests, and create the possibility for exploitation or favoritism.